Spend $200 & get free delivery to most of Australia
Click here for all Australian freight rates
- Melbourne 1-2 working days
- Sydney 1-2 working days
- Brisbane 3-4 working days
- Adelaide 4-5 working days
For express service, call 1800 069 295 for a quote.
International deliveries click here We cannot ship to all countries.
There are currently no reviews for this product.
2000 Smiths Angaston 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky (700ml)
Subscribe to stock alerts
Please enter your email address to receive stock alerts for this product:
- ABV 43%
Proprietors, Samuel Smith & Son, have played to their strengths, with old-fashioned methods combined with modern practice. At the time of its conception in 1996, the company were the distributors of Glenrothes Scotch Whisky, Coopers Ales & Stouts and to this day have well established relationships within the Australian wine industry from which they sought advice. It was a perfect scenario for a new (or re-born) whisky venture.
After three prior stand out single cask releases (one 10 year old and two 11 year olds), a multiple cask vatting has been bottled from the 2000 distillation, a vintage especially noted for its use of a special French yeast strain (CGC 62/P) originating from the Cognac district. Three French oak casks have been blended along with the whisky from a sole American oak cask, bottled at a strength of 43%. Only 660 bottles have been produced.
Specifics on stocks of future quantities remain cloudy, however there is good news for fans. A distillation has been confirmed to have taken place in 2011, once again securing the path for subsequent Smith's releases. A highly anticipated 15yo is also rumoured for release in 2013 - a first for Australian whisky. Stay tuned.
Tasting note: Deep brassy gold appearance. A powerful bouquet is plush with scents of dried apricot and raisin, laced with clove and cinnamon. Some confectionary like notes emerge with aeration, including toffee apple. A typically compelling Smith’s sniff. The palate offers a medium dry profile of dried fruit and cereals followed by a sweet burst of caramel. Good concentration. Gently warming, spicy mid palate. Somewhat tannic and moderately spicy finish with good length. Shows many of the characteristics of previous Smith’s releases, including a semblance to some Cognacs, though this is a slightly leaner expression in the mouth. 43% Alc./Vol. Only 660 bottles produced.