Interesting fact… Sullivan's Cove Double Cask whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Australia. Had it been produced in America its name would be Sullivan's Cove Double Cask whiskey, instead of 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