A brandy distilled from Tasmanian grapes at the famed Sullivans Cove distillery.
Famous for their whisky, Sullivans Cove are also one of the leaders of the emerging modern premium brandy scene in Australia. Their current releases (circa 2019) date back to a period ten years ago, when they collaborated with winemakers in the Huon Valley to distil grapes.
The double cask release is a mixture of eight-to-ten year old brandies, matured in a variety of European and American oak casks.
This is the first release – DCB01 – which has 1,287 bottles in the run. The youngest spirit was filled into the cask 7 May 2009 and the brandy was decanted 12 August 2017.
Barrels used to create this expression were TDB0001, TDB0002 TDB0003, TDB0017, TDB0021, TDB0028, TDB0030, TDB0039, TDB0043 and TDB0048.
Bottled at 47.7%
Oak Barrel tasting notes:
Nose: Sweet and plush, with quite a lot going on. Classic brandy wine-y aroma, but cask influence as well. Brown sugar, plums, banana, almond, vanilla, church pews, dark honey and subtle hints of earth.
Palate: Ground spice, clove, overripe plum, stewed fruits into oak tannin.
Finish: Gently lingering, but moreish. Sweetness and tannin gives length.
Established in 1994 Sullivan’s Cove is one of the oldest ‘modern’ whisky distilleries in Tasmania, and Australia. Under the direction of Patrick Maguire since 1999, It has become arguably the best-known Australian whisky distillery globally having won Worlds Best Whisky and Worlds Bets Single Cask Whisky multiple times.
The distillery celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019.
- Sullivans Cove