This rich, robust whisky was matured in small French oak casks previously used to age tawny fortified wine (Australian style port).
A winter warmer, this full flavoured whisky was double distilled and is non-chill filtered to retain depth of character.
Firstly, for those who are unaware, an explanation of the term ‘Tawny’. Back in 2010, Australian wine makers agreed to refer to all Australian made ‘Port’ as ‘Tawny’ to differentiate it from the European product. It was also agreed to refer to Australian made Sherry-style fortified wine as ‘Apera’.
Colour: Deep coppery burnt orange.
Nose: Sultanas and dried fruits, but with a refreshing apple and mint overtones. I get some cloves and other spices in there as well.
Palette: Big Christmas pudding – all the stewed fruits and spices, sweet molasses and an earthy taste that counters the sweetness nicely.
Finish: Long and warming and chewey with waves of fruit, spices, mulled wine and chocolate.