Sullivans Cove Single Cask French Oak Single Malt Whisky (700ml) - Old Packaging
Note: Barrel numbers will vary and will not necessarily be the same as the tasting note below. This has come from a private collection and as such will show some bruising, scuffing and/or scratching to the box from handling over time. Bottle condition is excellent.
A distillery that requires no introduction, as the world continues to fight for their supply of Sullivans Cove whisky of any description. Surprisingly, this has not only affected the winning style, but the entire range! Take a step back 5+ years ago and It's evident how far these whiskies have come to arrive at its present status on the world stage. Our last tasting of these releases marked a welcome departure from many previous expressions that were frequently sabotaged by hessian bag, burnt rubber and/or sulphur-like notes. All three bottlings (Double Wood, American Oak Single Cask and French Oak Single Cask) are clean, complex and come highly recommended. Australia's first iconic whisky on the world stage.
Tasting note (Barrel HH043): Deep gold, brass appearance. Plenty of cinnamon and clove at first before some honeyed cereals enter. Sways towards fruit and nut chocolate after time in the glass, while remaining slightly more restrained than the other Sullivan Cove whiskies.A light, soft entry follows through to a soft, round, semi sweet mid palate with lively spices and subtle notes of fruit and nut chocolate plus cinnamon on the finish. Excellent balance. Concludes with hints of cocoa, drying into the lengthy aftertaste with a trace of marzipan / hessian sack at the fade. (93 Points) 47.5% Alc./Vol.