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    McHenry Single Malt Australian Whisky (500ml)

    Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
    $275. 00 Bottle
    $3300.00 Dozen
    ABV: 47%
    Bill McHenry became a whisky producer in 2013, bottling his earliest batch as a two year old. These days the malt spends around five years in x Maker's Mark bourbon barrels before a finishing period in Apera (x sherry) casks or French Oak Port barrels.

    Some tasters have compared the distillery's "feminine sweetness" to Clynelish. McHenry comments, "It has the classic vanilla, bourbon spiciness but also the plummy note from the sherry cask finish. It's on the sweet end, floral. Because we've got a relatively tall still, we are able to collect some more of the delicate, lighter notes than some of the more robust Tasmanian whiskies."

    Tasting note: Deep copper. Soft, semi sweet aromas entice with vanilla fudge, honey, pepper and cocoa - some sherry too with suggestions of figs or dates? Dryish entry develops intensity and succulence; mid palate finds a fine tuned astringency balancing the sweet malt and bush honey flavours. Late milk chocolate and vanilla fudge crescendos then melts away with the finish. Hints of bourbon soaked oak in the aftertaste. Delicious. 44% Alc./Vol.