Official tasting notes.
“Power and poise. One of Australia’s oldest single malt age statements, Voyager balances rich fruit with noble wood and hints of citrus for a long and comforting denouement.”.
Hellyers Road ‘The Journeyman’ Bourbon & Port Cask Matured 700ml 46.2%
Small Batch, Artisan, Single Malt Whisky
Region: Burnie, Tasmania
Cask type: Bourbon/Port
Bottler: Hellyers Road
This Hellyers Road offering is a marriage of 12yo ex-bourbon (American Oak) and 5yo ex-port (French Oak). Named the Journeyman in tribute of the distances both casks travelled, from the USA and Portugal straight to remote, North-West Tasmania. Non-chill-filtered and with no added colour, this whisky punches well above its ABV in both complexity and flavour.
Hellyers Road is back with an almighty ROAR with stunning new packaging and a tweaked recipe. The distillery has well and truly steered their ship back to calmer waters and are kicking goal after goal. The malt type is the same, however, Fiona has tweaked the water ratios, the amount of yeast, salt additions to the mash, and the distillation practices.
Hellyers Road marketing manager Tycho Hugh comments:
“The updated packaging highlights elements of exploration, discovery and fortitude that are central to the brand identity. We’re proud of our brand and our heritage, but like any good whisky, we evolve with time”