Our tasting notes.
The distillery is bang on the money when they say “the beautiful residual sweetness is the signature of this whisky” and what a joy it is –
Flavours effortlessly weave in and out like a ballerina, adding step after step of contrasting sweetness and aromas. The nose brings very gentle wafts of peated soil, soft ash and gardenias after the rain, only to pirouette on to a palate brimming with beautiful vanilla cream, candied apples, and wet flower-shop-floor from the chardonnay cask. The finale is a pas de deux of crisp summer fruits and moist earth that elegantly tails off to a far-reaching lick of golden honey.
Very much like Souwester owner, Danielle Costley, this is a glass-shattering, trailblazer of a whisky. Unashamedly unique and a welcome chapter in Australia’s youthful whisky tome. We can’t wait to see what the team comes up with next.