Batch 108 of Sullivans Cove's famous Double Cask single malt.
Whisky from ten different casks went into this batch, ranging from 11-to-17-years-old. Predominantely American oak ex-bourbon casks, there was also American and French oak casks which have been previously used for either tawny, white wine, or red wine.
The exact casks used were: HH0464, TD0099, TD0242, TD0209, TD0050, TD0133, TD0146, TD0299, TD0098 and TD0321
The youngest spirit was filled into barrel on 11 July 2008 and this batch was decanted 27 December 2019.
1,142 bottles in the release at 45.3%.
Official tasting notes:
Nose: Kiwi fruit right away, and then caramelised figs, lime musk, dark strawberry jam and a quintessential Australian fortified note. Guava, glacé pineapple, orange blossom and grapefruit rind. This is a particularly fruity nose! Arrowroot biscuits (very malty), a distant hint of eucalyptus and black tea and sea air.
Palate: Really big citrus drive of orange juice and rind, along with a nice herbal note of bay leaf. A lovely tropical wave comes through with guava, melons, mango and peaches and it has a beautiful, velvety texture backed up with notes of biscuits and white chocolate, a touch of black pepper, toasted coconut and vanilla.
Finish: Canned peaches, tangerine and a hint of black tea on its second round in the pot. Coconut, vanilla, honey and a toffee/fudge character work beautifully with the velvety and gently waxy texture. Hint of a pleasant earthy, mossy note with poppy seeds and shortbread going on for days.
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 celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019.
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