Best Australian Single Malt - 2014
World Whiskies Awards
Australasian Whisky of the Year - 2014
Wizards of Whisky Awards
Australasian Single Malt of the Year - 2014
Australasian Whisky - 2014
Australian Single Malt 12 Years and Under - 2014
World's Best Single Malt - 2014
Craft Distiller Whiskey - 2014
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Best Australian Single Malt - 2013
Nose: Melted dark chocolate and red wine gums open up a big fruity nose. Hints of anise, white pepper and coconut.
Palate: Jelly babies and a little more white pepper dominate the palate entry with cinnamon and a lick of fresh cut grass developing.
Finish: The finish is swift but substantial with fruitcake notes.
Overall: A full-bodied whisky that showcases what the Australians are doing well.
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Been looking around for bottle of this whisky read all the reviews on this site and saw price for it now at £295 so looks like price still going up must be good one
13th January 2015
It appears someone was answering for me below! In answer to the question, yes I did get a bottle but i'm afraid I haven't tried it yet. Saving it for a special occasion!
3rd January 2015
Thank you M.O.M for the heads up on the French oak cask situation. I hope everyone can see this message and see that Master of malt has got us all covred so we will all know when it's going to be restocked and that they work very hard to get us and give us all the opportunity to sample such a earth shattering and globally demanded dram. Also Sullivans cove is a small distillary and even smaller if compared to big Scottish well known distilleries and currently are not equipped and lack facility's to knock out bottles like the Scottish distilleries can and say they are quality and not quantity orientated. I think Sullivans cove will keep doing what they are doing now as this demand for more means that people will keep wanting and is almost guarantied to snap up the bottles when put on to the market but if the price becomes uneconomical and unviable because demand has pushed it up then this narrows your target market for customers as they will only be a few who can afford such a dram and this is how a business can go under so it becomes a balancing act so the folk who are complaining about the price of this need not worry as it will stop going up in price and possibly come down in price.
18th December 2014
Hello there! Unfortunately, we do not anticipate being able to restock this bottle this year. However, at the time of writing, there are still some drams available, so if anyone is interested in trying it, now's your chance! Should we be able to get any more bottles, we will advertise that on Facebook and Twitter, so do keep your eyes on our social media channels! --The Chaps at Master of Malt
Please could you tell us when you will be getting more of this wonderful dram ?
16th December 2014
Thanks sounds lovely whisky can see why its in such demand
15th December 2014
Received this as part of a tasting set and thoroughly enjoyed all its complexities. As noted by Master of Malt, the warm cinnamon and cut grass on the palate are pleasantly predominant against a prickly, peppery background. However, I found the cinnamon and pepper don't quite balance with the sweeter notes, which by the finish, are no longer found. I would have liked to experience more of the fruitcake on the finish, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the full sample. Maybe it's the winter weather, but this whisky needs a soft leather chair and warm fire on a cold night.
This is a fantastic whisky and is defiantly worthy of its award status. It's like Christmas cake with dark fruits and you can taste the malted barley as you can with all Sullivans cove whisky but it marries so well together with the finish leaving you with a chocolatey taste and bears all the hallmarks of a superb whisky. Strangly though it also has faint tastes of either dark rum or brandy I can't decide which yet as I can't put my finger on it. From nose right through to the finish it just keeps giving and you find more new exciting flavours as you drink it and as taste is subjective to the individual person drinking it, it all depends on what you can discover with this magnificent dram and even at the price it's at now you still won't be able to find a whisky as good as this until you start getting into serious money but that is just my opinion. Hope this helps you !.
14th December 2014
Have you got a bottle of sullivans cove if you have what's it like
11th December 2014
All the whingers on here, honestly! Everyone seems to think they have a God. Given right to buy a bottle of this stuff. Sorry but that ain't possible. Supply is limited. Therefore first come first serve is the fairest system, with max one bottle per customer ensuring that no one individual can take the p***.As for the price, it is no surprise that MoM are putting up prices in accordance with the ratio of supply vs demand. That's capitalism people!
10th December 2014
There price now is £230 price still going up
4th December 2014
Looking for bottle of this whisky on others sites and prices now up too £190 im giving up getting one
30th November 2014
We need more we need more we need more we need more we need more we need more !
29th November 2014
Sullavans cove have come on a long way in leap and bounds since they used to be called "Sullavans sox". All though I didn't taste it back then before it was bought out and was meticulously overhauled I have it from a very reliable source that it was just to young and was not using all the advantages Tasmania have to bring to fruit beutaful whisky now days we have from the best whisky in the world. Some how or some way Sullavans cove's new owners have just got it right and have pulled off a master stroke in LIMITED whisky production so they have gone for quality rather than quantity and the Whisky world is clambering for more of this stuff rather like we saw on tv with Black Friday sales and customers !.
Hi there! A small number of bottles will arrive at the beginning of December. We will announce them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/masterofmalt) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/MasterofMalt), so there will be plenty of notice. Also, as previously mentioned, Drinks by the Dram will also offer samples. --The Chaps at Master of Malt
20th November 2014
When is it coming back in stock?
19th November 2014
I'm sorry but the only unfair advantage here is to us. People who have ordered a bottle one day can order another the next day or in the following days is unfair and there is no measure of a system than can insure fairness it's also bad practice to increase prices due to demand that from what I know do not reflect the true costs involved in selling this and getting this product to us. It seems pretty self evident that prices were bumped up to bring yours into line with other online whisky vendors which was done not before but after the other online whisky vendors has put there bottles on sale.
18th November 2014
Hi there! In order to be fair to all our customers, we do not operate a waiting or reservation list for any of our products. The only way to purchase is through the website so no one has an unfair advantage over other customers, although we will always try to give as much information as we can about products to those who are enquiring. With popular products such as the Sullivan’s Cove, we do all we can to ensure as many customers as possible are able to purchase a bottle, by strictly limiting the release to one bottle per customer and using set procedures to ensure this is adhered to. We certainly do agree that people should get to taste the Sullivan’s Cove, and are happy to announce Drinks by the Dram will be offering more of the samples next month! Many thanks – The Chaps at Master of Malt
I'm sure we would all be greatful to hear what is been considered as to what is been done about people getting or reserving a bottle of Sullivans cove French oak cask and stopping people who have already purchased a bottle a few days or weeks ago so that we all have a chance to taste the best whisky in the world ?. Also more samples for drinks by the dram of Sullivans cove would be a good idea so people can have a taste if they are unable to purchase a bottle.Thank you kindly for your reply to us all !
17th November 2014
I keep pointing out to people that Overeem is as good as or better than Sullivans cove and it's made in Tasmania in the same town and in the same way with the same ingredients and is a viable alternative to Sullivans cove French oak port cask. I'm sure you all will love it just as much as sullies French oak in fact I'm dam sure you will. As with what @Not right at all ! had said below and I'm in complete agreement with that post that some thing has to be done about this but in the mean time why the good folk at M.O.M sort this diabolical issue out try my recommendation it's just as good !
15th November 2014
They should be a reserve system where you can pay 90% or 100% of the price and such as it is this system for this particular whisky is so unfair and I'm aware MOM can not make every one happy but it's looking like to me as said below MOM are losing good customers over this whisky and it's about time something should be done about this. You can not right a wrong with another wrong MOM !
13th November 2014
Sorry to post again, but the price was increased again. Did you see that people were rushing to get the bottle so you wanted to make an extra buck? This is now the same price as other sites, so that is where I will be going. Master of Malt, is the best site on the web for most things whisky, but this is not good practice.
Yep. After seeing how M.O.M. handles distribution of this, the rating reflects my experience and the poor quality of distribution control. Maybe the distillery will pull their product from this site. One can only hope.
So you give the product a bad review because the distributor couldnt get a hold of enough bottles to meet the demand?
Also going to find something from a local shop. Can't believe how poor of an experience it has been trying to get a bottle of this from this site.
11th November 2014
First of all you can't pre-pay for and reserve a bottle. Then the price gets hiked up by £50. Such little stock comes in that they sell out in an hour and forever more we're promised that if we continue to watch this space and keep looking out for new deliveries we may or may not get a delivery. Oh, and the price has just gone up again by £5 more. I give up. It's only a whisky. I'm off to buy a nice bottle of rum from the fabulous local shop....
6th November 2014
I see another £20 added, at this rate most Whisky lovers are not going to be able to afford it, which is a real shame as its such a great dram.
Another price increase?
5th November 2014
By December the price will be £200+ ?
£85 -> £135 -> £155 Hmm...
Support told me this sold out in less than 5 minutes today when it was restocked. This whisky is not worth the time to sit here an furiously refresh to find it.
Unless otherwise stated, we operate on GMT timezones. Also, items in the basket are not reserved, you must complete the checkout process to get them. If you are buying more than one product, please add them to the basket beforehand, to avoid any disappointments. These bottles will also be one per customer. --The Chaps at Master of Malt
When items are added to the basket, are they reserved for like a couple of minutes in order to complete the order or do we have to check out at lightning speed?
4th November 2014
What timezone is your Noon? Want to make sure I'm not missing Eastern while expecting Mountain...
Hello everyone. We know you're very excited about the release. The bottles will be going into stock on Wednesday 05th November at noon. There is a very limited amount, and our last delivery sold out in less than an hour, so make sure to be quick. Your order will only be confirmed when you see the order confirmation page, *not* before. As a note, there is further stock of this whisky coming in later on in November and in December, so don't be discouraged if you can't get one tomorrow. Good luck. --The Chaps at Master of Malt
stock has arrived already what is M.o.M. waiting for? Trying to build up more excitement?
Just got my bottle and tasted it, it absaloubtly gorgeous with taste like a Christmas cake and dark chocolate with yummy toffe and molasses and I can see why this dram had picked up awards all over the world. I'm defiantly buy buying another bottle or 2 !
3rd November 2014
Guys, what's up with the wait now? Are we going to have to wait all week and keep refresh the page or what? Not cool. Especially when you put it in stock before the time you said you would.
Can you at least put it back in stock EARLY in the mornings as opposed to during later in the day, like 7am or so? Anyone with a day job cannot have their "trigger finger" ready whilst at work. Not everyone is sitting at home waiting for M.o.M to put a whisky back in stock..
2nd November 2014
Master of Malt is a top site and one of the best whisky shops on the web, but if you are seeking a rare and collectible whisky, best to look somewhere else unless you want to religiously follow Twitter and refresh the screen every five seconds to fend off those looking to buy a bottle and then put it on auction.
Hey you all wanna try Overeem it's a Aussie single malt and its gorgeous but it's exspensive but is worth the money and I prefere it over Sullivan's cove apart from the French oak cask its jam packed full of flavour and spice I'm defiantly buying another bottle !
31st October 2014
Anyone know of a site with US shipping that is in stock? Found several UK and AU but they won't ship abroad.
Hi there! You're not missing anything, we did initially say the first week of November. However, the bottles arrived much earlier than anticipated and promptly sold out within the hour. Fear not, though, for more bottles will be with us very shortly (followed by more bottles throughout November and December). Keep your eyes on our Facebook and Twitter pages, where we'll be announcing their arrival and get your trigger finger ready, as the stock is very limited. --The Chaps at Master of Malt
Yeah, M.O.M played it real classy when they announced first week of November and then released hours later on the 27th october.
Maybe should just pay the £20 extra from elsewhere and save the torture for those who are keen.
I rang customer service this morning and apparently the stock has arrived (only 12 bottles) and were snapped up quickly. I checked this page on a daily basis and never once see it's available, so these ppl who got hold of a bottle must be checking the site every minute!
What do you mean yours arrived today? MOM said it will be back in stock 1st week of November....right? Am I missing something?
30th October 2014
Both those links show it to be £20 MORE than MOM. Mine arrived from MOM today, wasn't expecting it until Friday. Great service and while it is expensive you won't be disappointed.
29th October 2014
Taking off my review about availability elsewhere !!!
M.O.M. is not the cheapest, someone posted a link yesterday of a site selling for cheaper.
28th October 2014
http://www.lebonvin.co.uk/product/2361/sullivans_cove_whisky_french_oak_cask_matured/http://wine.next.co.uk/product/2253/sullivans_cove_whisky_french_oak_cask_matured/Both £20 more per bottle than Master of Malt!
Brought a bottle of this earlier in the year and it was half the price of its current retail price, having said that there are several sites now selling it again and Masters of Malt is the cheapest by a long shot. A great Dram so grab it while you can.
This whisky wins an award and there are more non-reviews pilling up this whiskies page than most other whiskies. Hope the new batch is just as good as the last or there are going to be some seriously disappointed people.
This is beginning to get out of hand, what with the damb price and dragging on and on. What if you are the lucky one to get a bottle and you find for all the hyped up price and awards you don't like it and find it isn't worth the money and wait and the inconvenience to get hold of one. I think M.O.M should have reserve facility to make sure and once they have gone they have gone or a servey where they chose who will be afforded they opportunity to be invited to buy one as its unfair practice to ask us to keep checking when they are in stock and pot luck if you get one. Most of these are been sold to the Australian market there for we have to make do with what we get ! It might be a good idea to see if you can get one from a Aussie ship and get it shipped to your address !.
You've been saying that pretty much all year.Soon, it won't be the whisky of the year anymore!So all these awards you bumped up the price for will be pointless!
The bottles are due to drop around the first week of November. Please note that the supply will be extremely limited, so do check back and have your trigger finger ready! --The Chaps at Master of Malt
27th October 2014
I saw bottle go for 180 at auction so 135 not too bad
25th October 2014
How much longer?
Stop it...you are gonna make me cry!
22nd October 2014
Hi there, We can certainly understand your frustration surrounding the increase in price and are more than happy to provide the explanation here. As you will know, awards have been flying in from left, right and centre with this product which, along with the inevitable post-award scarcity, has resulted in a price rise to us. We work as hard as we can with all suppliers to keep prices sensible as much as possible, and will continue to do so - we think you’ll agree we are among the best on the web for pricing - but sadly in this case it has had to increase. --The Chaps at Master of Malt
I think Master of malt owes it to us all to exsplain where the exstra 50% has come from instead of leaving us to speculate over the merits of increasing price for greed !
21st October 2014
I was looking forward to this one. shame the price went up!
Shame about the price hike. Maybe it was due to increase costs to source the bottle, maybe it's just profit margin, but still a disappointment. Hyped whiskies are never easily accessible to true whisky lovers any more.
20th October 2014
Why The massive price rise
18th October 2014
I think that is a very low move indeed. All tho demand is exstreamly high the 50% hike in price mark up is a slippery move to pull and for more of a better phrase "this does not reflect the true cost of getting this dram to us !". It's a high ball move to pull and has been done because people will pay this price due to demand.
£50 price increase?? Shameful. Won't be buying this now.
17th October 2014
Putting the price up by £50 because it's about to come back into stock? Very low indeed.
13th October 2014
Hi there! The whisky hasn't yet arrived, so you're in luck. It is due in the next week to 10 days, however stock will be limited so do keep an eye out for it! --The Chaps at Master of Malt
Shame on you guys, bumping up the price that high right before new stock comes in!
12th October 2014
Is this already in stock in Oct and sell out again? When will this be back in stock?
10th October 2014
I really enjoyed the sample I tried! Truly exceptional.I heard that the French oak single cask stock had been sold out/depleted. Will this new shipment be a new lot or from that original batch??
8th October 2014
Wow... Thats like a 50% increase of the price.
7th October 2014
Hello there! The whisky is due to land sometime in the latter half of this month. Unfortunately, due to strict customs regulations, we are unable to ship to Brazil. Apologies for any inconvenience! --The Chaps at Master of Malt
6th October 2014
When will you have it again for selling?May I buy it from Brazil?
5th October 2014
Will the price stay £89.50 for next lot of sullivan cove
23rd September 2014
Hi there! A limited number of bottles will be with us towards mid-October. We apologise for the delay, and do keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for announcements about them closer to the date. --The Chaps at Master of Malt
8th September 2014
is it back yet :) is sept
5th September 2014
Hello there! Due to the high demand for this product, we anticipate being able to get it sometime around September. We know you're all very keen to be able to buy it, and we'll do our best to get this in stock as soon as it's available again. --The Chaps at Master of Malt
20th June 2014
Do you think you are likely to get any more in?
18th June 2014
it's sold out
25th May 2014
Hi there! At the moment, there is a shortage of this due to the extraordinary demand. We're trying our best to get this in again, and we're looking at (hopefully, fingers crossed!) June, but sadly it's not a definite. Please check back in about a month. --The Chaps at Master of Malt
19th May 2014
Tasted this twice now. Stunning. Any idea when it might be back in?
16th May 2014
I have tried all three types and they seriously are fantastic, its hard to choose a winner.
9th April 2014
I got a chance to try a sample--found it really smooth and crisp. Flavors of green apples, honey. Would definitely buy a bottle ( if I can find it anywhere)
5th April 2014
Sullivan's Cove is a rare whisky to encounter in the Highlands of Scotland where I live but I got the chance to try it recently. It has a complex spectrum of aromatic and unusual faintly sweet hints. A whisky all too easy to drink! Full of panache yet very elegant. The experience was all more enhanced by drinking it from a silver cup owned by Bonnie Prince Charlie! True! A fine cultured whisky pity its so rare.
11th March 2013