Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask
- ABV: 47.50%
- Category: Single Malt Whisky
- Style: Australian
- Country: Australia
- Age: 12
- Producer: Tasmania Distillery
- Website: www.tasmaniadistillery.co...
Best Australian Single Malt 2015
Jasmine, frangipane, tropical flowers on the nose. Lanolin, polished gym floors, pencil shavings without the lead part, floral scented erasers on paper. Balanced oak and musk, good body, lovely.
At first I thought this might be an Armagnac from its grape-like nose, which is very inviting. The palate offers the same as the nose, lovely grape, damson and fig with the finish of sweet honey biscuit.
Raspberry jam and earth. Dried fig, sultana, pomegranate and grainy, dusty spice. Sweet barley emerges along with a touch of pepper, chocolate and tea leaves. Oily red fruit, figs and pomegranate. Lovely balance with hints of barley, herbs and grainy oak. Long and extremely juicy finish. The French oak like tannins come through with a lovely chocolaty character.
Tunnock’s Caramel wafers. With a touch of smoke. Excellent balance. Ed Bates
Toasted almonds, grated nutmeg and some fruit toast on the nose. Burnt almonds, autumn fruits stewed with golden raisins. Light, peppery and intriguing. Seáneen Sullivan
Keeping it simple in a very good way. Honey, vanilla and haystacks. All combine with apples and caramel. Jason Thomson
Campfire smoke that enriches the malt and wood. A match made in heaven with a smooth buttery feel. Joseph Cassidy
Great balance, lovely spices come through with time. Jamie Milne