What's in a name? Sullivan's Cove Double Cask whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Australia. Were it from America it would be spelled Sullivan's Cove Double Cask whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Red wine gums, dark chocolate and a lingering herbaceousness.
Palate: Sweet milk chocolate and roasted malt.
Finish: Fresh oak with an underlying fruitiness.
Overall: A good showing from a new distillery!
Granted, I'm no professional or long time scotch drinker---was always a wine enthusiast till about an year when I tried my first--a Glenlivet 21. Over in the US, we can't even get a bottle of these Aussies ( I ordered mine from the UK). First impressions---very smooth, light, with an initial taste of sweet milk chocolate. I gotta say---maybe the Tasmanian waters are crisper---but, I really felt a certain "clean" taste in my palatte. Not edgy at all (compared to a Talisker or Caol Ella).
Loved it---and cant' wait to go home and have another wee bit tonight.
10th April 2014
23rd December 2012