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Iniquity Collectors Set Silver 1-15 + Gold 1-5

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Iniquity Collectors Set Silver 1-15 + Gold 1-5 - Australian Single Malt Whisky (20 bottles total)

For sale is a complete collection of Iniquity bottlings from the 1st release in the silver (regular) series through to the 15th release as well as all gold bottlings 1 to 5.  This collection is from a private collection and is the first time to our knowledge that such a set has been offered for sale.

Silver series bottlings are all bottled at 46% ABV

Gold series bottlings are all bottled at 60% ABV

Besides the obviously rare early releases, Gold Batch 5 was a very small release (less than 50 bottles) and Batch 15 was almost impossible to attain due to limited public release.

 

If you are interested in this set and have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us.  All photos are of the actual items for sale, and all bottles and boxes are in good/very good condition.

 

$6,000.00
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Official tasting notes for all bottles below;

(Silver) Batch No. 001 - Provenance Non-Chill Filtered American Oak, Ex Port Cask 2 YO, 46%

Tasting Notes
COLOUR: Dark amber with red brown autumnal highlights.

NOSE: Mint toffee, pine needles, stone dust, wine gums, honey on toast, blackberry jam. Warm spices (ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg). Wood polish and a creamy leather conditioner.

PALATE: Full and rich mouthfeel, syrupy with ginger cake, mixed peel, orange marmalade. Fruity sweet, quite woody with jam and a slightly sour fruit note in the back palate, some wood shavings.

FINISH: Some sour fruit and ginger jam then spice (nutmeg and cinnamon), warming and slightly woody, more toffee and sour fruit. Drying, minty wood in the tail. Nicely balanced.

COMMENT: You can tell this is non-chill filtered because quite a few bottles show sediment. Shake the bottle and it dissolves. A thoroughly delightful whisky that is far too easy to drink.

(Silver) Batch No. 002 - Provenance Non-Chill Filtered American Oak, Ex Port Cask 2 YO, 46%

Tasting Notes
COLOUR: Dark amber with reddish brown highlights – colour rating 5.8.

NOSE: Slightly musty, some dust, then classic candied orange, some mint toffee, apricot fruit leather, dried peaches and gets more sherry and more herbal (eucalyptus, rosemary and mint). Mint toffee and fruit leather.

PALATE: Full and rich mouthfeel, herbs and honey, redcurrant jelly, then woody (pencil shavings) and Dutch Licorice.

FINISH: Dry, some toffee, herbal honey and bitters. Some coffee. Gets a little papery and woody. The nose is interesting and progressive.

COMMENT: Every bit as good as Batch No. 001, same age, same oak regime, just different.

(Silver) Batch No. 003 - Provenance Non-Chill Filtered American Oak, Ex Port Cask, finished in a Rum Cask for 2 months, 2 YO, 46%

Tasting Notes
COLOUR: Amber gold with orange highlights –colour rating 5.3

NOSE: Honey, slightly unripe stone fruit, toasted oats, buttered popcorn, malty and dusty, hessian (like wheat bags or calico/flax). Coconut macaroons with golden syrup, then gets more minty/herby. The fruit notes (pears and peaches) along with the coconut really develop. Some chalk and fresh paint/emulsion, especially in the near empty glass.

PALATE: Full and rich, nice mouthfeel, very rounded and syrupy, slightly like molasses. Sweet, mint toffee and fresh peach, honey on toast, then minty wood, sour fruit and nuttiness.

FINISH: Warming, long, nutty and herbal, gets woody and slightly bitter. Most intriguing with the good development in the glass over time. Good depth.

COMMENT: Moreish.

(Silver) Batch No. 004 - Provenance Non-Chill Filtered 46% 2 year old spirit matured in American oak port casks featuring a few sherry staves for added complexity.

Tasting Notes
Colour: Amber gold with red and orange highlights –colour rating 5.2

Nose: Varnish, shoe polish, nutmeg, slight hint of soot, coffee cream biscuit, caramel, ginger, woody herbs (rosemary and thyme). Gets more cut pine and spice over time.

Palate: Big, sweet, herby and woody, nuts and spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice), pine and cream.

Finish: Warm and slightly sour, typically Australian. Pine wood with a slightly tannic tail.

Comment: Good even package, everything melds together well. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

(Silver) Batch No. 005 - Provenance Sherry Cask Aged Peaty and Smokey 46% ABV

The malt was smoked using peat from the Parawa area south of Adelaide and classic South Australian mallee wood.

This whisky is a winter warmer, but it is definitely at its best after being warmed in the hand. Don't make the mistake of drinking it cold or on ice.

Tasting Notes
Colour: Autumn leaf red orange highlights – colour rating 5.5.

Nose: Distant but immediately discernible autumn leave and fir wood smoke with pine needles, along with vanilla and apricots and then the eucalyptus/thyme/menthol/mint kick in

Palate: Good mouth feel, rounded, fruity and well balanced, slightly nutty, good solid alcohol with no unexpected heat, good tannins.

Finish: Lively fruity (apricots) and something minty and nutty and some burnt notes and those characteristics remain solid

Comment: A lovely, well balanced package that spells Autumn for me and the after taste just keeps on keeping on. Lovely stuff.

(Silver) Batch No. 006 - Provenance Port & Sherry Cask Aged Some Mallee Smoke 46% ABV All American Oak with a minimum age of 2 years.

Tasting Notes
Colour: Lovely clear autumn red brown – colour rating 5.

Nose: Mint toffee, wood-smoke, mixed apricots and apricot fruit leather, dried cherries, nuttiness, some leather, then smoked almonds, then some wine gums and violets; gets smokier and the usual thymol/eucalyptus puts in a late but welcome appearance.

Palate: Sweet peat and peanuts, much smokier than the nose; charry ashes, smoked mint toffee; gets much smokier in the palate, sweet and leathery, nutty; smoked apricot jam.

Finish: Charred paper and leather, nutty, mint toffee and roasted nuts; quite smoky.

Comment: The early nose was less smoky than later on. The palate is full on smoked nuts. A unique mix of mint/eucalyptus and smoked nuts. 

(Silver) Batch No. 007 - Provenance Port Cask Aged 46% ABV All American Oak. 

A marriage of two casks that you might think was made in heaven if you didn't know it was made in Welland.

Tasting Notes
Colour: Typical of Iniquity, rich and inviting.

Nose: Immediate port notes up front, then cedar and sandalwood, orange peel, french polish/varnish, apricots, cherries and sour plums.

Palate: Fruity (apricots and dried oranges), nutty, warming, with hints of mint and honey.

Finish: Nutty and chalky/papery, a little woody, warming and the nuttiness hangs around for ever

Comment: Possibly our best effort to date, at least to my palate. An absolute cracker! 

(Silver) Batch No. 008 - Provenance American Oak 46% ABV

3 x Small Port Barrels with a little Pedro added for a touch of contrast, then married for three months in a larger American Oak Port Barrel. All, except the touch of Pedro, were heavily peated by our standards.

Tasting Notes
Colour: Rich and inviting orange brown.

Nose: Fruity, herbal with roast meat and lots of rancio, charred wood and faint smoked paprika, then eucalyptus, mint and cedar/pine needles.

Palate: Rich, rounded, smoky then slightly minty, fruity and oily, all gently wood smoked.

Finish: Drying fruit and charred wood and a fading smokiness. Charred wood.

Comment: The richness is typical and the smoke isn’t obvious in the nose, yet builds to show up most in the tail of the palate and in the finish as distant campfire smoke.

(Silver) Batch No. 009 - Provenance French Oak 46% ABV

Several American Oak ex port and sherry barrels were married in a French Oak port barrel resulting in an expression a little different to our earlier expressions. 

Tasting Notes
Colour: Autumn brown with claret ash and orange nasturtium highlights

Nose: Roasted hazelnut and toasted almond nuttiness with apricots, some cinnamon, autumn leaves, mixed apricot/peach fruit leather, medium dry sherry, a hint of wood-smoke and chocolate covered fruit. Quite perfumed like scented soap (Camay) with a hint of rosewater and cedar/sandalwood and tobacco leaf.

Palate: Medium dry with fruit leather, sherried fruit cake and some woody herbs, autumn leaf tannins in the mid through back palate along with some warm spiciness.

Finish: leafy tannins, some aromatic bitters, long and warming, drying wood and that tannic leafiness hangs aroundfor a while.

Comment: Sophisticated and elegant with lots of interesting things going on in the nose; the palate and finish are perfectly aligned with the nose.

(Silver) Batch No. 010 - Provenance American oak - port casks 46% ABV

Disgracefuly easy drinking, but far too challenging for a beginner's dram

Tasting Notes
Nose: Shellac and floor wax, woody herbs, toasted nuttiness, more herbal notes (thyme, wintergreen and mint), with dried apricots and dry sherry. Some meadow flowers, talcum powder and tobacco leaf. More roasted/charred nuts. Some sour leather.

Palate: Big honey, sour fruit, then herbal with some resin (vine sap), slightly astringent leafy tannins in the back palate.

Finish: Honey and dried apricots, leafy tannins, some aromatic bitters, long and warming, the leafiness persists.

Comment: Lovely colour, autumn brown with auburn and orange highlights. Good balanced package, drier than usual.

(Silver) Batch No. 011 - Provenance American Oak Sherry Casks 46% ABV

Tasting Notes
Nose: Stewed fruit, roasted nuts, macaroons, hint of rosemary and mint, honey on toast. A hint of ginger and spice along with some charred wood; some vibrant and lively youthful character.

Palate: Medium weight mouthfeel, minty with some sour fruit chews/fruit leather. Dried fruit and a nice note of mint, with sour fruit, roasted nuts and tobacco leaf in the back palate.

Finish: Some sour fruit and ginger jam with nutmeg and cinnamon, warming and slightly sour wood. Drying with a hint of aromatic bitters and peanut brittle. Nutty tannins. Long and quite dry.

Comment: Quite different to our normal, oak driven, tannin rich drams and probably the closest batch we have produced to a Scottish malt. Best to buy two bottles as this one seems to evaporate before your eyes!

(Silver) Batch No. 012 - Provenance 90% American Oak ex Port with Sherry and 10% Fench Oak ex Port

Tasting Notes
Nose: Herbal and fruity (figs and prunes), candied ginger, nutty, strong honey with pine needles, toasted almonds, and flax. The mild herbal notes (rosemary, eucalyptus and menthol) hang around. There is a hint of woodsmoke, but it is hidden behind the herbs and honey.

Palate: Rich and unctuous, a rich jammy flavour with some woodsmoke, rosemary and eucalyptus, scorched almonds, cured game meats: sweet and savoury like kangaroo/venison in a port and mixed berry jam marinade with allspice, figs and raisins.

Finish: Herbal honey and slightly medicinal (Allens Throaties), stewed fruits, tiny hint of paperbark, good length.

Comment: Compared to our earlier releases the drying wood notes have been tempered down. If flavours could paint a picture for me this dram conjures up one of a “Campfire on a riverbank (redgum, mallee root, eucalyptus leaves) with venison or kangaroo in a port and berry jam marinade cooking in the camp oven.”

(Silver) Batch No. 013 - Provenance 45% Port cask, 55% Sherry cask, both American oak and finished in a French oak Chardonnay cask for 12 months.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Forest floor, a whiff of pine needles, eucalyptus, menthol, thymol, Manuka honey on sour fruit compote (plums and apricots), something woody like redgum and/or silky oak and a whiff of shellac: pleasantly reminiscent of a woodworking class in high school.

Palate: Generous, rich and fruity and then ferny and oaky, apricot and peach savoury tart with wintergreen and sage.

Finish: Hints of apricot jam, lingering fruit and herbs, chewy and fruity, warming with good oak tannins.

Comment: It’s very nice all the way through; the nose is typical, but the rest is a little different and more refined thanks to the influence of the Chardonnay cask. The finish is really good and you will regret not buying two!

(Silver) Batch No. 014 - Provenance 46% ABV

A combination of about 30% 2YO American Oak sherry barrel and 70% dregs of part barrels and left overs from previous bottlings married in a French Oak red winecask.  The combinations of wood style marry perfectly to produce a complex dram that keeps you guessing as it changes in the glass.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Honey, herbs and toffee early then sliding to mint toffee with ferns and vine leaves. Nice, gentle & ferny woody notes that get a sour edge which is slightly sappy.

Palate: Big, rich and much more Christmas cakey than the nose even slightly hinted. More oomph with plums with a spirit bite; very warming, some slightly astringent stone fruits and there’s some wine barrels, maybe port or sherry, best bet is medium dry sherry.

Finish: Some sour fruits and dusty oak, warming alcohol. Apricot and pastry comes out in the end along with wood bitters. The apricots and the wood really linger.

Comment: Mellow, yet complex and interesting.

(Silver) Batch No. 015 - Provenance 46% ABV American Oak first fill port casks with a tiny portion of sherry and French Oak for balance.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Autumn leaves, forest floor, varnish and leather, roasted nuts, apricot jam, peanut brittle, hint of mint or other mentholated herbs (thyme and rosemary), fruity wood, wine gums, wood tannins.

Palate: Soft, subtle arrival, honey, fudge, roasted nut skins (almond and walnut), sherry/port, with wood tannins more forward in the tail.

Finish: Drying, warm and slightly tannic. Wood bitters, some metallic notes and some leather. Crisp and dry.

Comment: Interesting transition from nose to palate; more restrained than our usual stye, but the distillery character becomes more obvious with time in the glass.

Gold Batch No. 001 - Provenance Single Port Cask American Oak 2 Years Old

This cask was no slouch at 46%, but demanded to be bottled at cask strength.  It is more challenging and more rewarding at 60% and benefits with warming in the hand.  A few drops of water opens up the spirit nicely.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Autumn leaves, forest floor, varnish and leather, roasted nuts, apricot jam, peanut brittle, hint of mint or other mentholated herbs (thyme and rosemary), fruity wood, wine gums, wood tannins.

Palate: Soft, subtle arrival, honey, fudge, roasted nut skins (almond and walnut), sherry/port, with wood tannins more forward in the tail.

Finish: Drying, warm and slightly tannic. Wood bitters, some metallic notes and some leather. Crisp and dry.

Comment: Interesting transition from nose to palate; more restrained than our usual stye, but the distillery character becomes more obvious with time in the glass.

Gold Batch No. 002 - Provenance Single Port Cask American Oak 2nd Fill 3 Years Old At 60%

The alcohol lets you know it is around and the warmth lends itself to a winter warming dram better suited to the footy than the cricket. A few drops of water opens up the spirit nicely and the more I taste it, the more I like it!

Tasting Notes
Nose: Christmas cake and brandy pudding, lifted alcohol, macerated fruits, especially sultanas and raisins, stewed apricots and some orange peel. Some sandalwood and dry mint. Slightly nutty. Hints of varnish and French polish and dusty oak. The alcohol gets more ethereal and with some marshmallow or nougat. Lovely freshness, clarity and depth, good development over time.

Palate: Rich, sweet and sour plums, nuttiness with a spirit bite; very warming, some slightly astringent green herbs. Medium dry sherry.

Finish: Some sour fruits and dusty oak, warming alcohol. Wood bitters.

Comment: The balance is good with the nose the star of the show. The finish is nice with quite a long tail and some cleansing bitterness.

Gold Batch No. 003 - Provenance American Oak Port Barrel Single cask 60% ABV 

Having been previously frustrated by our spirit’s ability to absorb peat smoke, we smoked the barley in the barrel so much that we feared we may have overdone it, consequently we have watched the journey of this particular spirit with intense interest.  At 3 months of age it was all smoke, at 6 months, smoke with some honey; at 12 months, more honey, at 18 months it was like licking a spoon full of honey with a hint of smoke in the background.  At 2 years it had transformed completelyand tasted very ordinary, a confused mix of flavours that was totally out of balance.  Now, 3 months short of its 3rd birthday it has changed again and is one of the most interesting, best balanced and challenging whiskies we have produced.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Fruity with warm brioche and mixed berry jam, then plum pudding. Lots of toffee, some lifted ethereal alcohol, fruchocs morphing into carob coated plums, sherry wood, some leather, toast and some earthy peat. Very well balanced between the gentle peat, the carob coated plums, the leather and a medley of mint toffee, crème brulee and crème caramel, especially retro-nasally. The longer it’s left to develop the more obvious the port wood influence becomes.

Palate: Big, mouth coating, silky, a whack of sweet mint toffee and wintergreen with a decent dash of slightly sour and astringent woody herb (rosemary) and some cassia bark, toasty oak, buttered warm spiced fruit loaf, then some menthol or eucalyptus which gets very well integrated with the wintergreen and rosemary.

Finish: Long, warming and woody (mallee root), some drying peat, leather and refreshing bitter leaves (endive, witlof and rocket). The smouldering woodiness is persistent.

Comment: The balance in the nose is exemplary, yet nothing in the nose prepares you for the first sip: It’s like jumping off a cliff into a lake and the finish is long and refreshingly bitter with some smoked and charred wood in there as well. Apart from a moment in the initial nosing the alcohol never makes its presence felt nor is it intrusive.

Gold Batch No. 004 - Provenance American oak, single port cask 60% ABV 4 years old.

A sister cask to the one that held Gold batch 003, filled on the same day into the same type of cask that sat side by side. There are strong similarities between the two batches.  The extra year has not tamed this whisky’s spirit, it has turbo-charged it!  Serious cask strength whisky nerds will love this dram, but if you find yourself overpowered by the alcohol and losing it in the corners, engage the traction control in the form of a few drops of water and the full and many pleasures of this dram will be revealed.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Fruity with warm brioche and mixed berry jam, then plum pudding. Lots of toffee, some lifted ethereal alcohol, fruchocs morphing into carob coated plums, sherry wood, some leather, toast and some earthy peat. Very well balanced between the gentle peat, the carob coated plums, the leather and a medley of mint toffee, crème brulee and crème caramel, especially retro-nasally. The longer it’s left to develop the more obvious the port wood influence becomes.

Palate: Big, mouth coating, silky, a whack of sweet mint toffee and wintergreen with a decent dash of slightly sour and astringent woody herb (rosemary) and some cassia bark, toasty oak, buttered warm spiced fruit loaf, then some menthol or eucalyptus which gets very well integrated with the wintergreen and rosemary.

Finish: Long, warming and woody (mallee root), some drying peat, leather and refreshing bitter leaves (endive, witlof and rocket). The smouldering woodiness is persistent.

Comment: The balance in the nose is exemplary, yet nothing in the nose prepares you for the first sip: It’s like jumping off a cliff into a lake and the finish is long and refreshingly bitter with some smoked and charred wood in there as well. Apart from a moment in the initial nosing the alcohol never makes its presence felt nor is it intrusive.

Gold Batch No. 005 - Provenance American oak, port cask 60% ABV, 6 years old

This is our oldest release to date and six Adelaide summers under a hot tin roof means the Angels have had more than their fair share, but they have left a wonderfully complex and stimulating malt with some serious horsepower under the bonnet.

Give this whisky time in the glass and the respect you would a 35 year old Scottish malt and you will be rewarded.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Port notes are immediately obvious with dark plum and some polished wood but this is just the start of a deep and meanigful conversation!

Palate: Initially there is muscovado sugar followed by toffee, high cocoa chocolate and citrus (orange). The balance swings from salt to sweet and back again, finishing up rather nicely in the middle.

Finish: a reasonably long finish with lime and citrus that evolve into candy notes.

Comment: This is a big, rich and voluptuous whisky. Once you have the hang of this dram, add some water and start all over again. It is a case of two different whiskies in the one glass!

Official tasting notes for all bottles below;

(Silver) Batch No. 001 - Provenance Non-Chill Filtered American Oak, Ex Port Cask 2 YO, 46%

Tasting Notes
COLOUR: Dark amber with red brown autumnal highlights.

NOSE: Mint toffee, pine needles, stone dust, wine gums, honey on toast, blackberry jam. Warm spices (ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg). Wood polish and a creamy leather conditioner.

PALATE: Full and rich mouthfeel, syrupy with ginger cake, mixed peel, orange marmalade. Fruity sweet, quite woody with jam and a slightly sour fruit note in the back palate, some wood shavings.

FINISH: Some sour fruit and ginger jam then spice (nutmeg and cinnamon), warming and slightly woody, more toffee and sour fruit. Drying, minty wood in the tail. Nicely balanced.

COMMENT: You can tell this is non-chill filtered because quite a few bottles show sediment. Shake the bottle and it dissolves. A thoroughly delightful whisky that is far too easy to drink.

(Silver) Batch No. 002 - Provenance Non-Chill Filtered American Oak, Ex Port Cask 2 YO, 46%

Tasting Notes
COLOUR: Dark amber with reddish brown highlights – colour rating 5.8.

NOSE: Slightly musty, some dust, then classic candied orange, some mint toffee, apricot fruit leather, dried peaches and gets more sherry and more herbal (eucalyptus, rosemary and mint). Mint toffee and fruit leather.

PALATE: Full and rich mouthfeel, herbs and honey, redcurrant jelly, then woody (pencil shavings) and Dutch Licorice.

FINISH: Dry, some toffee, herbal honey and bitters. Some coffee. Gets a little papery and woody. The nose is interesting and progressive.

COMMENT: Every bit as good as Batch No. 001, same age, same oak regime, just different.

(Silver) Batch No. 003 - Provenance Non-Chill Filtered American Oak, Ex Port Cask, finished in a Rum Cask for 2 months, 2 YO, 46%

Tasting Notes
COLOUR: Amber gold with orange highlights –colour rating 5.3

NOSE: Honey, slightly unripe stone fruit, toasted oats, buttered popcorn, malty and dusty, hessian (like wheat bags or calico/flax). Coconut macaroons with golden syrup, then gets more minty/herby. The fruit notes (pears and peaches) along with the coconut really develop. Some chalk and fresh paint/emulsion, especially in the near empty glass.

PALATE: Full and rich, nice mouthfeel, very rounded and syrupy, slightly like molasses. Sweet, mint toffee and fresh peach, honey on toast, then minty wood, sour fruit and nuttiness.

FINISH: Warming, long, nutty and herbal, gets woody and slightly bitter. Most intriguing with the good development in the glass over time. Good depth.

COMMENT: Moreish.

(Silver) Batch No. 004 - Provenance Non-Chill Filtered 46% 2 year old spirit matured in American oak port casks featuring a few sherry staves for added complexity.

Tasting Notes
Colour: Amber gold with red and orange highlights –colour rating 5.2

Nose: Varnish, shoe polish, nutmeg, slight hint of soot, coffee cream biscuit, caramel, ginger, woody herbs (rosemary and thyme). Gets more cut pine and spice over time.

Palate: Big, sweet, herby and woody, nuts and spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice), pine and cream.

Finish: Warm and slightly sour, typically Australian. Pine wood with a slightly tannic tail.

Comment: Good even package, everything melds together well. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

(Silver) Batch No. 005 - Provenance Sherry Cask Aged Peaty and Smokey 46% ABV

The malt was smoked using peat from the Parawa area south of Adelaide and classic South Australian mallee wood.

This whisky is a winter warmer, but it is definitely at its best after being warmed in the hand. Don't make the mistake of drinking it cold or on ice.

Tasting Notes
Colour: Autumn leaf red orange highlights – colour rating 5.5.

Nose: Distant but immediately discernible autumn leave and fir wood smoke with pine needles, along with vanilla and apricots and then the eucalyptus/thyme/menthol/mint kick in

Palate: Good mouth feel, rounded, fruity and well balanced, slightly nutty, good solid alcohol with no unexpected heat, good tannins.

Finish: Lively fruity (apricots) and something minty and nutty and some burnt notes and those characteristics remain solid

Comment: A lovely, well balanced package that spells Autumn for me and the after taste just keeps on keeping on. Lovely stuff.

(Silver) Batch No. 006 - Provenance Port & Sherry Cask Aged Some Mallee Smoke 46% ABV All American Oak with a minimum age of 2 years.

Tasting Notes
Colour: Lovely clear autumn red brown – colour rating 5.

Nose: Mint toffee, wood-smoke, mixed apricots and apricot fruit leather, dried cherries, nuttiness, some leather, then smoked almonds, then some wine gums and violets; gets smokier and the usual thymol/eucalyptus puts in a late but welcome appearance.

Palate: Sweet peat and peanuts, much smokier than the nose; charry ashes, smoked mint toffee; gets much smokier in the palate, sweet and leathery, nutty; smoked apricot jam.

Finish: Charred paper and leather, nutty, mint toffee and roasted nuts; quite smoky.

Comment: The early nose was less smoky than later on. The palate is full on smoked nuts. A unique mix of mint/eucalyptus and smoked nuts. 

(Silver) Batch No. 007 - Provenance Port Cask Aged 46% ABV All American Oak. 

A marriage of two casks that you might think was made in heaven if you didn't know it was made in Welland.

Tasting Notes
Colour: Typical of Iniquity, rich and inviting.

Nose: Immediate port notes up front, then cedar and sandalwood, orange peel, french polish/varnish, apricots, cherries and sour plums.

Palate: Fruity (apricots and dried oranges), nutty, warming, with hints of mint and honey.

Finish: Nutty and chalky/papery, a little woody, warming and the nuttiness hangs around for ever

Comment: Possibly our best effort to date, at least to my palate. An absolute cracker! 

(Silver) Batch No. 008 - Provenance American Oak 46% ABV

3 x Small Port Barrels with a little Pedro added for a touch of contrast, then married for three months in a larger American Oak Port Barrel. All, except the touch of Pedro, were heavily peated by our standards.

Tasting Notes
Colour: Rich and inviting orange brown.

Nose: Fruity, herbal with roast meat and lots of rancio, charred wood and faint smoked paprika, then eucalyptus, mint and cedar/pine needles.

Palate: Rich, rounded, smoky then slightly minty, fruity and oily, all gently wood smoked.

Finish: Drying fruit and charred wood and a fading smokiness. Charred wood.

Comment: The richness is typical and the smoke isn’t obvious in the nose, yet builds to show up most in the tail of the palate and in the finish as distant campfire smoke.

(Silver) Batch No. 009 - Provenance French Oak 46% ABV

Several American Oak ex port and sherry barrels were married in a French Oak port barrel resulting in an expression a little different to our earlier expressions. 

Tasting Notes
Colour: Autumn brown with claret ash and orange nasturtium highlights

Nose: Roasted hazelnut and toasted almond nuttiness with apricots, some cinnamon, autumn leaves, mixed apricot/peach fruit leather, medium dry sherry, a hint of wood-smoke and chocolate covered fruit. Quite perfumed like scented soap (Camay) with a hint of rosewater and cedar/sandalwood and tobacco leaf.

Palate: Medium dry with fruit leather, sherried fruit cake and some woody herbs, autumn leaf tannins in the mid through back palate along with some warm spiciness.

Finish: leafy tannins, some aromatic bitters, long and warming, drying wood and that tannic leafiness hangs aroundfor a while.

Comment: Sophisticated and elegant with lots of interesting things going on in the nose; the palate and finish are perfectly aligned with the nose.

(Silver) Batch No. 010 - Provenance American oak - port casks 46% ABV

Disgracefuly easy drinking, but far too challenging for a beginner's dram

Tasting Notes
Nose: Shellac and floor wax, woody herbs, toasted nuttiness, more herbal notes (thyme, wintergreen and mint), with dried apricots and dry sherry. Some meadow flowers, talcum powder and tobacco leaf. More roasted/charred nuts. Some sour leather.

Palate: Big honey, sour fruit, then herbal with some resin (vine sap), slightly astringent leafy tannins in the back palate.

Finish: Honey and dried apricots, leafy tannins, some aromatic bitters, long and warming, the leafiness persists.

Comment: Lovely colour, autumn brown with auburn and orange highlights. Good balanced package, drier than usual.

(Silver) Batch No. 011 - Provenance American Oak Sherry Casks 46% ABV

Tasting Notes
Nose: Stewed fruit, roasted nuts, macaroons, hint of rosemary and mint, honey on toast. A hint of ginger and spice along with some charred wood; some vibrant and lively youthful character.

Palate: Medium weight mouthfeel, minty with some sour fruit chews/fruit leather. Dried fruit and a nice note of mint, with sour fruit, roasted nuts and tobacco leaf in the back palate.

Finish: Some sour fruit and ginger jam with nutmeg and cinnamon, warming and slightly sour wood. Drying with a hint of aromatic bitters and peanut brittle. Nutty tannins. Long and quite dry.

Comment: Quite different to our normal, oak driven, tannin rich drams and probably the closest batch we have produced to a Scottish malt. Best to buy two bottles as this one seems to evaporate before your eyes!

(Silver) Batch No. 012 - Provenance 90% American Oak ex Port with Sherry and 10% Fench Oak ex Port

Tasting Notes
Nose: Herbal and fruity (figs and prunes), candied ginger, nutty, strong honey with pine needles, toasted almonds, and flax. The mild herbal notes (rosemary, eucalyptus and menthol) hang around. There is a hint of woodsmoke, but it is hidden behind the herbs and honey.

Palate: Rich and unctuous, a rich jammy flavour with some woodsmoke, rosemary and eucalyptus, scorched almonds, cured game meats: sweet and savoury like kangaroo/venison in a port and mixed berry jam marinade with allspice, figs and raisins.

Finish: Herbal honey and slightly medicinal (Allens Throaties), stewed fruits, tiny hint of paperbark, good length.

Comment: Compared to our earlier releases the drying wood notes have been tempered down. If flavours could paint a picture for me this dram conjures up one of a “Campfire on a riverbank (redgum, mallee root, eucalyptus leaves) with venison or kangaroo in a port and berry jam marinade cooking in the camp oven.”

(Silver) Batch No. 013 - Provenance 45% Port cask, 55% Sherry cask, both American oak and finished in a French oak Chardonnay cask for 12 months.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Forest floor, a whiff of pine needles, eucalyptus, menthol, thymol, Manuka honey on sour fruit compote (plums and apricots), something woody like redgum and/or silky oak and a whiff of shellac: pleasantly reminiscent of a woodworking class in high school.

Palate: Generous, rich and fruity and then ferny and oaky, apricot and peach savoury tart with wintergreen and sage.

Finish: Hints of apricot jam, lingering fruit and herbs, chewy and fruity, warming with good oak tannins.

Comment: It’s very nice all the way through; the nose is typical, but the rest is a little different and more refined thanks to the influence of the Chardonnay cask. The finish is really good and you will regret not buying two!

(Silver) Batch No. 014 - Provenance 46% ABV

A combination of about 30% 2YO American Oak sherry barrel and 70% dregs of part barrels and left overs from previous bottlings married in a French Oak red winecask.  The combinations of wood style marry perfectly to produce a complex dram that keeps you guessing as it changes in the glass.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Honey, herbs and toffee early then sliding to mint toffee with ferns and vine leaves. Nice, gentle & ferny woody notes that get a sour edge which is slightly sappy.

Palate: Big, rich and much more Christmas cakey than the nose even slightly hinted. More oomph with plums with a spirit bite; very warming, some slightly astringent stone fruits and there’s some wine barrels, maybe port or sherry, best bet is medium dry sherry.

Finish: Some sour fruits and dusty oak, warming alcohol. Apricot and pastry comes out in the end along with wood bitters. The apricots and the wood really linger.

Comment: Mellow, yet complex and interesting.

(Silver) Batch No. 015 - Provenance 46% ABV American Oak first fill port casks with a tiny portion of sherry and French Oak for balance.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Autumn leaves, forest floor, varnish and leather, roasted nuts, apricot jam, peanut brittle, hint of mint or other mentholated herbs (thyme and rosemary), fruity wood, wine gums, wood tannins.

Palate: Soft, subtle arrival, honey, fudge, roasted nut skins (almond and walnut), sherry/port, with wood tannins more forward in the tail.

Finish: Drying, warm and slightly tannic. Wood bitters, some metallic notes and some leather. Crisp and dry.

Comment: Interesting transition from nose to palate; more restrained than our usual stye, but the distillery character becomes more obvious with time in the glass.

Gold Batch No. 001 - Provenance Single Port Cask American Oak 2 Years Old

This cask was no slouch at 46%, but demanded to be bottled at cask strength.  It is more challenging and more rewarding at 60% and benefits with warming in the hand.  A few drops of water opens up the spirit nicely.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Autumn leaves, forest floor, varnish and leather, roasted nuts, apricot jam, peanut brittle, hint of mint or other mentholated herbs (thyme and rosemary), fruity wood, wine gums, wood tannins.

Palate: Soft, subtle arrival, honey, fudge, roasted nut skins (almond and walnut), sherry/port, with wood tannins more forward in the tail.

Finish: Drying, warm and slightly tannic. Wood bitters, some metallic notes and some leather. Crisp and dry.

Comment: Interesting transition from nose to palate; more restrained than our usual stye, but the distillery character becomes more obvious with time in the glass.

Gold Batch No. 002 - Provenance Single Port Cask American Oak 2nd Fill 3 Years Old At 60%

The alcohol lets you know it is around and the warmth lends itself to a winter warming dram better suited to the footy than the cricket. A few drops of water opens up the spirit nicely and the more I taste it, the more I like it!

Tasting Notes
Nose: Christmas cake and brandy pudding, lifted alcohol, macerated fruits, especially sultanas and raisins, stewed apricots and some orange peel. Some sandalwood and dry mint. Slightly nutty. Hints of varnish and French polish and dusty oak. The alcohol gets more ethereal and with some marshmallow or nougat. Lovely freshness, clarity and depth, good development over time.

Palate: Rich, sweet and sour plums, nuttiness with a spirit bite; very warming, some slightly astringent green herbs. Medium dry sherry.

Finish: Some sour fruits and dusty oak, warming alcohol. Wood bitters.

Comment: The balance is good with the nose the star of the show. The finish is nice with quite a long tail and some cleansing bitterness.

Gold Batch No. 003 - Provenance American Oak Port Barrel Single cask 60% ABV 

Having been previously frustrated by our spirit’s ability to absorb peat smoke, we smoked the barley in the barrel so much that we feared we may have overdone it, consequently we have watched the journey of this particular spirit with intense interest.  At 3 months of age it was all smoke, at 6 months, smoke with some honey; at 12 months, more honey, at 18 months it was like licking a spoon full of honey with a hint of smoke in the background.  At 2 years it had transformed completelyand tasted very ordinary, a confused mix of flavours that was totally out of balance.  Now, 3 months short of its 3rd birthday it has changed again and is one of the most interesting, best balanced and challenging whiskies we have produced.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Fruity with warm brioche and mixed berry jam, then plum pudding. Lots of toffee, some lifted ethereal alcohol, fruchocs morphing into carob coated plums, sherry wood, some leather, toast and some earthy peat. Very well balanced between the gentle peat, the carob coated plums, the leather and a medley of mint toffee, crème brulee and crème caramel, especially retro-nasally. The longer it’s left to develop the more obvious the port wood influence becomes.

Palate: Big, mouth coating, silky, a whack of sweet mint toffee and wintergreen with a decent dash of slightly sour and astringent woody herb (rosemary) and some cassia bark, toasty oak, buttered warm spiced fruit loaf, then some menthol or eucalyptus which gets very well integrated with the wintergreen and rosemary.

Finish: Long, warming and woody (mallee root), some drying peat, leather and refreshing bitter leaves (endive, witlof and rocket). The smouldering woodiness is persistent.

Comment: The balance in the nose is exemplary, yet nothing in the nose prepares you for the first sip: It’s like jumping off a cliff into a lake and the finish is long and refreshingly bitter with some smoked and charred wood in there as well. Apart from a moment in the initial nosing the alcohol never makes its presence felt nor is it intrusive.

Gold Batch No. 004 - Provenance American oak, single port cask 60% ABV 4 years old.

A sister cask to the one that held Gold batch 003, filled on the same day into the same type of cask that sat side by side. There are strong similarities between the two batches.  The extra year has not tamed this whisky’s spirit, it has turbo-charged it!  Serious cask strength whisky nerds will love this dram, but if you find yourself overpowered by the alcohol and losing it in the corners, engage the traction control in the form of a few drops of water and the full and many pleasures of this dram will be revealed.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Fruity with warm brioche and mixed berry jam, then plum pudding. Lots of toffee, some lifted ethereal alcohol, fruchocs morphing into carob coated plums, sherry wood, some leather, toast and some earthy peat. Very well balanced between the gentle peat, the carob coated plums, the leather and a medley of mint toffee, crème brulee and crème caramel, especially retro-nasally. The longer it’s left to develop the more obvious the port wood influence becomes.

Palate: Big, mouth coating, silky, a whack of sweet mint toffee and wintergreen with a decent dash of slightly sour and astringent woody herb (rosemary) and some cassia bark, toasty oak, buttered warm spiced fruit loaf, then some menthol or eucalyptus which gets very well integrated with the wintergreen and rosemary.

Finish: Long, warming and woody (mallee root), some drying peat, leather and refreshing bitter leaves (endive, witlof and rocket). The smouldering woodiness is persistent.

Comment: The balance in the nose is exemplary, yet nothing in the nose prepares you for the first sip: It’s like jumping off a cliff into a lake and the finish is long and refreshingly bitter with some smoked and charred wood in there as well. Apart from a moment in the initial nosing the alcohol never makes its presence felt nor is it intrusive.

Gold Batch No. 005 - Provenance American oak, port cask 60% ABV, 6 years old

This is our oldest release to date and six Adelaide summers under a hot tin roof means the Angels have had more than their fair share, but they have left a wonderfully complex and stimulating malt with some serious horsepower under the bonnet.

Give this whisky time in the glass and the respect you would a 35 year old Scottish malt and you will be rewarded.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Port notes are immediately obvious with dark plum and some polished wood but this is just the start of a deep and meanigful conversation!

Palate: Initially there is muscovado sugar followed by toffee, high cocoa chocolate and citrus (orange). The balance swings from salt to sweet and back again, finishing up rather nicely in the middle.

Finish: a reasonably long finish with lime and citrus that evolve into candy notes.

Comment: This is a big, rich and voluptuous whisky. Once you have the hang of this dram, add some water and start all over again. It is a case of two different whiskies in the one glass!