Great Southern Distillery Whalebone Brandy (700ml)
A brandy made by distilling selected wines, (predominantly Pinot Noir) from the Great Southern and Margaret River regions of Western Australia. The company double distills using a 4,500 L antique French Brandy copper pot still, followed by the minimum legally required period of two years in oak.
Tasting note: Very pale gold colour. An unusual bouquet includes opening scents of cheesecake and cinnamon doughnut. With time in the glass, the aroma settles into a more mainstream brandy profile revealing sweet oak, cinnamon, clove, traces of honey and prune accompanied by a gentle spiciness. Light to medium bodied, the palate is relatively subdued, offering medium dry flavours including clove followed by a brief fruit-cake like burst. Well balanced. The sweet spices accentuate with cinnamon and clove repeating on the finish and persisting into the aftertaste. Comes across as a brandy interpretation of spiced rum. Worth a try. 40% Alc./Vol.