Official tasting notes
Nose: Hints of dried fruit, golden syrup and orange rind.
Palate: Light toffee characters, sweet stone fruit and a spice mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.
Finish: Medjool dates and tamarind with sweet tangerine over a maritime salt finish
Fleurieu ‘Bivouac’ Single Malt Whisky 700ml 48%
Limited-edition whisky that yielded 400 hand-numbered bottles.
700ml: 48% alc
Region: Goolwa, South Australia
Cask Type: Apera & PX Sherry
Bottler: G.R Andrews & Sons, Fleurieu Distillery
Release Date: 2021
This whisky is a vatting of a 2nd fill Tawny barrels along with Apera and PX casks making a delightful vatted whisky with combined influences from French and American oak barrels.
Not only do Gareth and Angela (owners and distillers at Fleurieu) make award-winning delicious whisky, most of their creations are inspired by pop culture and events, sometime personal that carry a story, often inspirational, and their musings always seem to make us smile.
In the Distillery’s own words;
“In our whisky journey there have been pivotal points.
In 2017 our second ever whisky release, a peated single malt called ‘The Rubicon’ signalled our point of no return in the transformation of brewery to distillery. In its own way this was a start of a whole campaign of releases which brought us both national and international trophies and gold medals with each step of the journey.
The French word ‘bivouac’ was originally a military term where an additional watch was put in place in order to increase military or civilian vigilance at an encampment. These days the modern use of the word is to describe a temporary camp or make shift rest point in an expedition or campaign.
So then… four years later, we have released The Bivouac, as an acknowledgement of reaching another pivotal location. A temporary resting point in our distilling journey before launching our next campaign and exploring new horizons.
As much as life is about the journey – it is the people you meet along the way who make the adventure memorable. We invite you to continue the journey with us and to live a life less ordinary as together we forge new paths ahead.”.