Rare Double Cask Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky 2017
With the worldwide fame of Scotch and so many great whiskies coming out of Japan, Australia is not on the radar of every whisky drinker. However, it really should be. The country has well over 120 distilleries, with more than 30 on Tasmania alone. And this little dram was the winner of the Best Australian Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards in 2018, it also picked up a gold medal at the World Whisky Masters that same year.
Sullivans Cove picks up an awesome number of awards. Their Single Malts are made using Tasmanian barley and pure water from the neighbouring rainforest, which are distilled in a locally built pot still called Myrtle, and then the spirit is aged in a combination of ex-Bourbon casks and French oak that previously held a tawny fortified wine. Vatted together, there’s a sweet base of vanilla, coconut, clove, freshly baked bread and banana drizzled with runny honey from the American oak, plus a Christmas cake, figs, dates and dried apricots from the French oak. Rumours are circulating that the price of Sullivans Cove in the UK is set to rise substantially, so it might well be worth stocking up on their Rare Double Cask Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky 2017 now.
Established in 1994, Sullivans Cove is currently the name on the lips of all whisky connoisseurs. Already Australia’s most highly awarded whisky, they won “World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt” at the World Whiskies Awards in 2018 and 2019 – the only distillery to be bestowed this honour twice. Displaying an amazingly steep learning curve, Sullivans Cove went from being just OK in the early days to be one of the finest on the planet within the space of a couple of decades, which is probably why their Head Distiller Patrick Maguire was inducted into the global Whisky Hall of Fame in 2018. So watch this space, because if they continue on this trajectory the sky’s the limit.
SKU No.: 3035792
Style No.: 746843
Alcohol by volume (ABV) 40%
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