Official Tasting notes
Nose: Sweet vanilla musk fills the nose and draws you in. Maltesers, cinnamon, anise, dried apple, roasting pineapple, musk and a strong mixed berry jam note with a balancing whiff of ethereal perfume.
Palate: Intensely creamy and incredibly textural. Aloha! shouts the tropical fruit salad of pineapple, passionfruit and honeydew melon, served up with Chantilly cream, mixed berry jam, sweet pastry, vanilla custard, toffee and caramel fudge, all backed up by a deliciously warm barley grain note.
Finish: “Long” doesn’t seem to do this justice. It’s fair to say epic. The warm grains are followed by all the sweet sugary things. Caramel, chocolate brownie, malt extract, custard, and raspberry jam. And low and behold, in even these oldest of Sullivans’ whiskies, there is that quintessential coconut oil and fresh orange note, and it’s everywhere at the never-ending story of this whisky’s finish.
Sullivans Cove 21 Year Old 25th Anniversary Special Edition 770ml 49.6%
Out of Stock
Only 502 bottles were yielded and presented in a crystal decanter by Glencairn.
Age: 21 years
Region: Cambridge, Tasmania
Cask type: 200L Ex-bourbon casks
Bottler: Sullivans Cove
Distillation Date: 1997
Release Date: 22nd of October 2019
Here’s your final chance to own a piece of liquid history with Sullivans Cove’s 25th Year Anniversary ‘Special Edition’ single malt whisky that sold out almost instantly. Aged for an incredible 21 years, the whisky was distilled in the very early days of Sullivans Cove (in the late 90’s) and is a marriage of four x 200L (ex-bourbon casks) of only 162 casks ever produced in that era, most of which were bottled and sold years ago.
It’s both the oldest Sullivans Cove whisky the distillery has ever released and, as far as they’re aware, the oldest official distillery release of Australian single malt whisky in modern history. Considering the incredibly advanced age and resulting low volume of these casks, the small amount of remaining whisky in each was married together to create this special release, yielding a total of 502 bottles at 49.6% abv.
This incredibly rare whisky comes with a hand numbered certificate of authenticity signed by Production Manager, Heather Tillott and Head Distiller, Patrick Maguire. The label design reflects the packaging of Sullivans Cove’s first release of Tasmanian single malt from the late 1990s.
Official Tasting notes