WORLD WHISKIES AWARD 2023 WINNER !!
'BRONZE WINNER - SINGLE CASK SINGLE MALT, NO AGE STATEMENT'
This limited release single malt whisky was matured in a French Oak ex Apera Cask using our award winning (Australia's Best) new make spirit.
Whilst we have more ex Apera and Spanish sherry cask releases on the way, none will replicate this one due to its smokiness. The smokiness wasn't planned but possibly the result of an extra long toasting of the cask. However it happened, we are very pleased it did.
At lower ABV's the smoke was more dominant, compared to higher strengths where the "sherry" sweetness prevailed. We settled upon 51.8% because at this ABV the whisky demonstrated the perfect balance and integration of smokiness and sweetness.
COLOUR: Russet Muscat 1.3
NOSE: Initially smokey, almost sweet phenols resulting from an extra heavy toasting of the cask. As it warms sweet nutty sherry notes push through. Rounded and sweet, not bristly at all even at this high ABV.
PALATE: Gently smoky at first with sweet sherry and roasted hazelnut pushing through in the middle as it warms.
FINISH: A gentle sweet aniseed finish with hints of white pepper. Think smokey liquorice allsorts.
This whisky has been described as being a lighter style but full of flavour.
"People who don't think they like whisky will like this,
People who like whisky will love this, and
People who love whisky will drink this all day long."
500ml/ ABV 51.8%
Approximately 20.5 STANDARD DRINKS