Timboon Distillery Smoky 1881 Single Malt Australian Whisky (500ml)
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Timboon Distillery Smoky 1881 Single Malt Australian Whisky (500ml)

Timboon, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$199. 00 Bottle
$2388.00 Dozen
ABV: 47%

Named '1881' for the year when it all kicked off with illicit distilling in the Timboon area, this latest expression comes aged in 200 litre American oak ex-tawny port barrels, with just a smidge of Scottish peat in the mash to give a smoky taint. Aged over four years, on the nose there's a soft, earthy peat character that develops with dried red berries and vanillan oak. Light to medium bodied, the smokey veneer is more salient in the mouth - at first like a Highlander (think Ardmore or Benriach), but finishing on a more tangy maritime note. Elegant and very approachable, you could mistake this for a peaty Jura. 47% Alc./Vol.

Notes from the producers... Tawny cask florals, apricot and suggestions of fruit cake. The balanced, wispy peat gets sent to the back palate while a savoury/cinnamon mouth feel develops before slightly salty & earthy peat at the finish.