Insider knowledge: Sullivan's Cove Double Cask whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Australia. If distilled in America the spelling would be Sullivan's Cove Double Cask whiskey, as opposed to 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