A single cask, single malt from Tasmania's Sullivans Cove distillery which spent 13 years in a refill American oak barrel.
This cask, TD0080, is one of two being released simultaneously as the distillery's first ever refill expressions. The 300 litre barrel held another Sullivans Cove whisky prior to it being filled in February 2006.
13 years later it was decanted in August 2019 and bottled at 47.1% There were 425 bottles in the release.
Usually available only through the distillery, we have managed to secure a very limited allocation of this famous distillery, whose whiskies are the most sought after in the Australian industry.
Official tasting notes:
Nose: Marshmallows, milk chocolate, coconut and warm leather along with sweet and earthy malt, lemon curd tart and apple pie. Freshly cut ripe orange, and raspberry jam with the sweet, thick, briny air of an early Summer morning at the beach.
Palate: Gentle texture glides across and fills the palate, as does the flavour. It's intense and full, but by no means overbearing but rather quite genteel. Ripe banana, fresh orange and lime juice, and a touch of mango. Coconut sugar, honey and caramel fudge fill out the sweet mid palate while pastry, macadamia and vanilla provide the earthy base notes. There is oak there, but it's the stage for others to perform on, not a main character itself.
Finish: Jam, chocolate and shortbread biscuits (like a Wagon Wheel!), toasted walnuts and lots of coconut with Banana bread, lemon, and vanilla. A fun splash of lychee, blood orange and pineapple leads into a delicious mystery floral note. The texture is very long, full and very pleasant, carrying the malt and sea air along with it indefinitely.
- Single Malt
- Sullivans Cove