A single cask whisky from Tasmania's Old Kempton distillery, bottled by Tasmanian Independent Bottlers.
Originally launched as a paddock-to-bottle distillery, Redlands is now located at the historic Dysart House, in Kempton. As cheekily evidenced on the label, the distillery is now called Old Kempton (the last of the Redlands name is getting further away...). The distillery has a sweet new make spirit working well casks of the same disposition.
Cask TIB RD 008 was an ex-sherry cask, bottled September 2018 at 47.7%. One of the picks of TIB canon to date, in The Oak Barrel's opinion, this is not as sweet as some of the other Redlands/Old Kempton releases and boasts a clean, ripe fruit sherry sheen.
A whisky to open and share.
Tasmanian Independent Bottlers is a new venture, driven by the team behind Heartwood, Australia's best known indie bottler. Casting their net beyond the home state, TIB will look to bottle accessible single malts and spirits from across Australia. Avoiding the natural cask strength tendencies of Heartwood (which have topped 70% in the past), TIB releases will be offered between 46% and 50% ABV.
Although the TIB label did appear previous for a private bottling, the late 2017 launch is considered the 'first' official bottlings for the label.
- Old Kempton
- Single Cask