Sullivan's Cove American Oak Single Ex-Bourbon Cask 700mL 46.5%
Sullivan's Cove | Hobart TAS
Cask number TD0353 was distilled in January of 2009 and decanted in February of 2022, maturing for 13 years in a single 200-litre, first-fill American oak bourbon cask. Yielding 244 bottles in total, this whisky is bottled at a strength of 46.5% abv.
A broad base of sweet caramel, praline and crème brûlée is ever so welcoming. Further complexity grows into the realm of earthy spice with gingerbread, pfeffernüsse, cocoa, buttery shortbread, earthy soil, leather and a gentle note of humidor. Fruity mid-notes are found as confection apricot, raspberry jam and banoffee pie. This is the marriage of malt and Bourbon casks at its’ best. And the top notes, they sing: reminiscent of a warmer vintage Chablis, full of vibrant peaches and a mineral brightness; and fragrant apple pie (like the beauty at Willie Smiths’ Apple Shed).
Thick, full and oily body. Très fruité! Peaches, pears, mandarin and dried strawberries galore, accented by lavender and sandalwood. Sherbet, lime musk, rose petals. A grounding sweet depth of melting chocolate and caramel fudge keeps it real between the waves of fruit, confection, and spice.
Honey on the comb, chocolate bullets and a touch of custard. The flashes of jam in the nose appear as cassis, black cherry and blackberry; as in a great Médoc. Stone fruit in abundance, lime, kiwi and amchur. A long, waxy, pleasant Bourbon grip on the gums, and happy flashes of sandalwood well into the lengthy finish.