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    Great Southern Distillery Whalebone Brandy (700ml)

    Albany, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $99. 99 Bottle
    $1199.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%

    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.