Sullivans Cove - American Oak Refil ex-Tawny Cask Single Malt Whisky

American Oak Refil ex-Tawny Cask Single Malt Whisky

Region
Tasmania
Abv
47.9%
Volume
700ml

"Unlike our core range American Oak Single Cask, which is aged in ex-bourbon barrels, this single cask whisky is matured in American oak casks previously used to mature Australian tawny port-style fortified wine. The result is a flavour profile combining aspects of both our French and American oak styles, with the caramel, vanilla and bright woodiness of American oak combining with the rich dried fruit and molasses character of fortified wine." – Sullivans Cove American Oak Tawny Single Ca...Read More...

"Unlike our core range American Oak Single Cask, which is aged in ex-bourbon barrels, this single cask whisky is matured in American oak casks previously used to mature Australian tawny port-style fortified wine. The result is a flavour profile combining aspects of both our French and American oak styles, with the caramel, vanilla and bright woodiness of American oak combining with the rich dried fruit and molasses character of fortified wine." – Sullivans Cove

American Oak Tawny Single Cask TD0319 was distilled in October of 2008 and decanted in March of this year, maturing at 13 years, 4 months in a single, 300L American oak cask previously used to mature Australian tawny fortified wine. Bottled at 47.9% and producing only 418 bottles.

Nose: This whisky is dark and brooding. A classic Sullivans Cove, American Oak ex-Tawny. Storm clouds of Dutch cocoa powder loom over an engine oil ocean. It’s raining chocolate covered goji berries. Rum & wine tobacco, candied ginger, glacé cherries and brown sugar syrup rest atop a base of golden kiwi, sesame crackers and raw peanuts.

Palate: Acquaint yourself with the dark delights that the nose brings, because they aren’t going anywhere. The nose moves gently to the palate and the thick, oily texture of Sullivans Cove spirit plays the perfect carrier of flavour. Grip from the oak and tannin from the Tawny wash across the entire palate - this is a mouth-watering dram. Chocolate covered popcorn, rosehip oil and cappuccino foam sit above a bed of autumn leaves and chewy malt.

Finish: A well-placed pause is met by extremely generous length. The finish is ripe with Medjool dates, roasted hazelnuts, 95% cacao dark chocolate and a prolonged, toasty note. Memories of peeling the paperbark from trees as a child are evoked as oak grips the mid palate, while chocolate wafer sticks, orange Jaffa cake and green peppercorns light up the back.

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