Furneaux Distillery - Unpeated Double Oak Whiskey

Unpeated Double Oak Whiskey

Origin
Flinders Island, Tasmania
Abv
48%
Volume
500ml

This whisky is phenomenal. It really is. Only 480 bottles made. A very rare find on the mainland! The nose starts off big and oaky, but as it sits you get a warm coconutty note coming through. The palate is immediately sweet, dried fruits up front, but concurrently with an aromatic, almost black tea like back palate. The finish is earthy and oily, leaving you with just a hint of that quintessential Flinders earthy peat flavour. The latest release from Furneaux Distillery is the Unpeated Doub...Read More...

This whisky is phenomenal. It really is. Only 480 bottles made. A very rare find on the mainland!

The nose starts off big and oaky, but as it sits you get a warm coconutty note coming through. The palate is immediately sweet, dried fruits up front, but concurrently with an aromatic, almost black tea like back palate. The finish is earthy and oily, leaving you with just a hint of that quintessential Flinders earthy peat flavour.

The latest release from Furneaux Distillery is the Unpeated Double Oak. This whisky is an interesting one; in Furneaux's first few batches of spirit “gypsy-distilled” at Launceston Distillery before their own distillery was operational, they were playing around with the composition of Flinders peated malt in the mash bill. Some were 100%, some were 30-40% to test a lighter peat profile. The spirit from those “lightly peated” runs was so subtle in its peat influence that they decided to not release it as a peated expression, reserving that title for the more intensely smoky spirits.

So, this expression while presenting as an unpeated release, actually has around 20-30% peated malt in the composition. Blended on Flinders Island by their Head Distiller Tom Ambroz, the spirit was matured in 20l ex Tawny and ex Bourbon casks for approximately 2.2yrs, then decanted, diluted from our coastal rainwater tanks and put though a series of blending trials to marry the dominant bourbon notes with the soft sweetness of Australian tawny. It was then set to breathe for a number of weeks after blending, and non-chill filtered for bottling. It is one of the last whiskies they will release from the spirit distilled at Launceston, before our Flinders Island distillery spirit is mature in 2022.

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