A single malt whisky distilled at Peter Bignell's Belgrove distillery in Tasmania and bottled by Spirit Thief.
World renowned for their rye, Belgrove also experiments with other styles of whisky like this single malt. This peated expression is peated to 42.5ppm.
Matured in 2nd fill Spirit Thief ex-whisky casks for 18 months and finished in re-charred Cabernet Sauvignon French Oak for a further 10 months. 290 bottles in the release.
"Divisive by nature, this whisky contains heavy smoke, ash and charcoal from a steam-train, together with leatherwood honey and peanut brittle all set alight on a bonfire in an apple orchard."
Spirit Thief is a Tasmanian based independent bottler which started in 2015 by matching local spirit to heavily-charred red wine casks. Expanding on those initial experiments, they are now bottling whisky from all over Australia - and the world including New Zealand and Scotland.
They have also begun gypsy distilling, that is renting out time at distilleries to distil their own spirit for maturation, which is what a lot of their upcoming releases will be based upon.
- Spirit Thief