Sullivans Cove Single Cask TD0316 American Oak Tawny Port Single Malt Australian Whisky (700ml)
A single cask American oak release of just 235 bottles, filled in 2008 and bottled in 2020. The flavour profile is said to sit somewhere in between Sullivans Cove French and American Oak styles, combining the malt and vanilla sweetness of American oak with the rich dried fruit character of fortified wine the barrel previously contained.
“We had already seen good results from American oak bourbon and French oak tawny casks, so thought it was time to experiment with different kinds of oak,” says Patrick Maguire, Head Distiller, Sullivans Cove. “We couldn’t be happier with the results. We’ve laid more down recently, but they won’t be ready for at least ten years, so this is a great opportunity to try some of our early successes.”
Managing Director Adam Sable adds “Transparency is really important to us, so we want people to understand that both the kind of oak itself, as well as what the cask was previously used for, have a major influence on the character of our whiskies. This release has been aged in American Oak, so it’s getting a black label just like our standard release. But because that cask was previously used to age tawny fortified wine instead of bourbon, we’re giving it a blue stripe so people understand there’s a different flavour profile here.”
Non chill filtered. 47.5% Alc./Vol.