Black Spot #1 50% Bourbon 50% Apera
A complex and ever-evolving nose. Mineral and herbal aromas of ocean spray with hints of mint and anise are fleeting as they part to reveal freshly-baked sponge cake, vanilla crème brûlée and spiced orange. On the palate, the bourbon and apera casks dance in harmony with flavours of nougat, melon, honey, and lemon cheesecake dusted with sugar. On the finish, the sweetness of the bourbon lingers alongside slight saltiness from the apera casks.
Remnant Whisky Co is an independent bottling company born out of a dark moment in the Tasmanian whisky industry's history, when Belgrove's Peter Bignell acquired a number of barrels from a failed investment scheme from a notorious whisky company (no names!) and vatted them into this single malt release. Peter brought life to the remnants of this exceptional whisky that almost never saw the light of day.