The team at Launceston Distillery are excited to bottle this limited-edition single malt.
Our copper pot stills, and the traditional process employed at Launceston Distillery are all geared towards producing fruity, floral, refined whiskies. This mildly peated release is an approachable whisky, in keeping with the Distillery’s style.
The spirit was distilled from unpeated Tasmanian malted barley and heavily peated Scottish malt. A combination of 20 litre American oak bourbon casks and French oak tawny casks were used for maturation. A variety of peated and unpeated casks have been selected and married together with the aim of producing a well-rounded single malt, using the sweeter characters from the tawny and bourbon casks to compliment the earthy peated malt barley.
Our peated expressions are some of our favourites. The balance between sweetness and subtle smoke makes for a richly flavoured, enjoyable dram. At a warming 46% ABV, and produced exclusively for The Single Malt Whisky Club.
Nose: Light and engaging. Vanillas, beeswax and orchard fruits, are followed by subtle aromatic peat after a rest and swirl of the glass.
Palate: On delivery a pleasant oily mouthfeel; with initial sweet notes of honey, pears and spice; followed by gentle waves of smoky peat.
Finish: Smooth and lingering with mellow peat and spice.