Official tasting notes.
Nose: Immediate pineapple entry – flowers and ripe fruit. A general and lovely fruity-floral note. Passionfruit skin, lychee, fresh green apple, watermelon. Cocoa, toasted sourdough and Marie biscuits balance out the fruit explosion. Milk bottle lollies, toffee and croquembouche.
Palate: Texture and flavour flow as one in a brilliant accord. Very few drinks do this; it is reminiscent of a Chablis, particularly in a warmer year. In this respect: a rounded calciferous texture and flavour. An Agricole bagasse note. Pineapple and friendly waves of tropical fruit. Glacé ginger, bright cherries, raisins. A delicate fruit tisane. Vanilla wafers and cocoa.
Finish: Green creaming soda Fizzer lollies bring wonderful childhood (and more recent) memories! A dreamy roll of apricot liqueur, with a bit of peachy jammy stuff, before vanilla wafers and nougat. Hint of menthol. The Chablis note is back in taste and texture. Whisper of coconut and sweet biscuits/cheesecake base. Really rounds back to the creaming soda notes, with lemon sherbert and watermelon, and an agave syrup note in it’s lingering. And linger it does.
Sullivans Cove 18 Year Old American Oak Cask HH0273 700ml 47.6%
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One of the oldest single cask whiskies ever released by Sullivans Cove that only yielded 173 bottles.
Age: 18 years old
Region: Cambridge, Tasmania
Cask type: American Oak, Ex-Bourbon
Bottler: Sullivans Cove
Cask No: HH0273
Filled on: 28.04.2000
Decanted on: 04.12.2018
Part of the ‘Old and Rare’ Collection which is a new designation reserved for the very few casks that are allowed to age for at least sixteen years that show incredible length and breadth of palate. This Cask HH0273 was filled on the 28th of April, 2000 and decanted on the 4th of December, 2018 for a maturation of eighteen years and seven months. After such a long maturation, this 200-litre American oak ex-bourbon cask yielded only 173 bottles at 47.6% abv. As one of a group of the oldest Australian single malt whiskies ever released, this bottling is a true piece of whisky history and has incredible texture, complexity and length of palate.
Each bottle is presented in a unique, hand-made, solid wood presentation box and includes a letter of authenticity hand signed by the Head Distiller, Patrick Maguire and Production Manager, Heather Tillott. An incredible rarity and a milestone for both Sullivans Cove and the Australian Whisky Industry, these whiskies are a true piece of Australian whisky history.
Official tasting notes.