Country: Australia - Tasmania Distillery: Sullivans Cove Type:Single Malt Cask %40 French Oak, %60 American Oak Age: 11 Years ABV: 40% Proof: 80 Price:$300
Nose: Vanilla aromas with oaky structure. Raisins, cloves, figs, plums and flower notes. Palate: Considerably sweet, round and soft. Like a caramelized sauce on a fruity pie. Honey, caramel, raisins, paste of grape traces. A delicate palate. Finish:Short with menthol, chocolate and spices.
Years ago I believed that Australian whiskies would be the next Japanese in the future. After tasting Sullivans Cove Double Cask and its higher end whiskies in time, my belief got stronger. However, they couldn't use the hype to distribute to the world.
Sullivans Cove Double Cask is Another crazy Aussie from Tasmania. Price is really high and not worth the quality but it is a whisky which makes you feel both oak types clearly ending as a delicate one.
Tasmanian distillery might be the most southern distillery of the world. With Sullivans Cove French Oak they have won "The Best Single Malt" in WWA 2014.
Sullivans Cove uses Tasmanian barley water from the rainforests and mountains surrounding Hobart. This particular batch I tried was at 40%. In the last years Sullivans Cove, came up with 45% abv too!