Sullivans Cove French Oak

This single cask expression currently varies from 12 to 12 1/2 years in age and is a big, fat, chewy whisky full of rich toffee and molasses notes. You could almost be forgiven mistaking it for Demerara rum at first impression!
— Sullivans Cove

ACCOLADES:

World’s Best Single Malt Whisky - World Whiskies Awards 2014

Double Gold Medal - 2014 San Francisco spirits competition

Australasian Whisky of the Year - Wizards of Whisky 2014

Australasian Single Malt of the Year - Wizards of Whisky 2014

Best Australian Single Malt - World Whiskies Awards 2014

Best Australian Single Malt under 12 years - World Whiskies Awards 2013

Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year -- Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2013

Liquid Gold Award 96.5/100 Cask HH0509 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2013

Gold Medal World Whisky Masters 2012

Gold Medal Wizards of Whisky 2012

Gold Medal World Whisky Masters 2011

TASTING NOTES:

NOSE: Full rich dark chocolate with cinnamon, orange peel, hazelnut and licorice mint.

PALATE: Rich and sweet front palate with flavours of chocolate, pepper, toffee and fruit cake.

FINISH: Long lingering finish of dried dark fruit and dark chocolate.

DISTILLING:

Age 12+  years - 47.5% abv - Aged in French Oak Port Casks • From McWilliams Winery in Hunter Valley, Australia • The casks originate from Limousin, France where they were filled with Port for 30 years.

The barrels are scraped and the scrapings are hung in a basked in the cask to re-char the barrel.

They use an older filtering system known as racking. Fresh distilled water is added to the matured barrels over a 2 to 3 week period. The barrels then sit for 3 months. During this period the fresh water aids in settling the sediment to the bottom. The Whisky is then “racked” or drawn off. The result is a creamier, fuller mouth, feel whisky.

DISTILLERY:

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RESOURCES:

Worlds Best Single Malt Whisky - read the award

Go to Sullivans Cove - Tasmania Distillery Web Site

Brand Tasmania Video about WORLDS BEST SINGLE MALT Award

Article in UK paper about WORLDS BEST SINGLE MALT Award

Sydney Herald article on WORLDS BEST SINGLE MALT Award