Official tasting notes.
Nose: Appealing fragrant aromas of dried fruit and toffee.
Palate: Complex sweet tawny-influenced flavours of dark chocolate, stewed red fruits and caramel
Finish: A pleasant, smooth and lingering finish.
Launceston ‘Tawny Cask’ 5 Year Old Cask Strength H17-26 Single Malt Whisky 500ml 62.4%
The first ever 100 litre single cask filled at the Distillery for public consumption that yielded 167 bottles.
Region: Western Junction, Tasmania
Batch No: H17-26
Cask type: Tawny (port)
Bottler: Launceston Distillery
Filled: 19th of June 2016
Released: September 2021
Here’s a one-of-a-kind, limited bottling from deep within the vaults of the Launceston Distillery at the historic Hanger 17 at Launceston Airport. It’s their first 100 litre single cask release (cask 1 and 2 were privately owned) ever filled making this Tawny cask their third 100 litre cask #003. Filled in June 2016 and after for years of slumber, it was bottled at natural cask strength with an out-turn of only 167 bottles.
The Distillery comments:
“…….. every now and again, a cask presents itself as being great, too great to be ignored and that is what we’re presenting today, our very first single cask, 5-year-old single malt from Launceston distillery. We have had other casks pass this 5-year mark too but our Distiller, Chris didn’t think they warranted being bottled as a single cask bottling. This one is truly unique and what we think is the perfect representation of Launceston Distillery Single malt of age”.