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Spirit Thief French Oak Temperanillo Cask - 1st Release

Spirit Thief French Oak Tempranillo Cask 1st Release ‘Hector Musselwhite’

French Oak Tempranillo Cask 1st Release ‘Hector Musselwhite’

Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky

Bottle 62 of 110

500ml at 48.3% abv |  Batch 001
 
Hector Musselwhite Tasting notes:

Aroma – Lapin cherries, blackberry notes and candied orange | Palette – grassy citrus, milk chocolate and meringue | Finish – spice, rich oak and lingering cocoa. 

Limit: Purchase limit of 1 bottle of each style per customer.

WHAT’S THE STORY?

The Spirit Thief labels are genuine Hobart Penitentiary criminal records from very early 20th century, a time when Hobart Town was a hard place to live and survive. Hector Musselwhite (our Tempranillo cask label) was sentenced in 1908 for 6 charges of ‘false pretence’ and given 6 months Gaol time. Arthur Jennings (our Shiraz cask label) was, according to his record, a hairdresser and sentenced in 1904 for 6 months Gaol time for being ‘Idle etc’. We feel these men (and women) were (most-likely) hard done-by and now pay tribute to them on our labels a century later. Each new release of Spirit Thief will feature a different ‘Thief’.

THE DETAILS:

This first release batch of whisky was distilled at the original Redlands Distillery in Plenty, Derwent Valley by Dean Jackson and Robbie Gilligan (now Chair of the Tasmanian Whisky Producers Association), matured in part at Plenty and then moved to Kempton, now home to Old Kempton Distillery and was bottled and filtered at Belgrove Distillery. Every bottle is individually numbered. Check your label!

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

If you missed out on purchasing a bottle from us direct, you can find Spirit Thief at the following excellent bars around the nation, with a lot more to follow. And if you’re a bar manager and you want to stock us, please get in contact.

$190.00 Out of stock
Picture of Springbank 9 Local Barley

Springbank 9 Local Barley

Springbank 9 Local Barley -  Scotch Whisky 57.7% 700ml

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Originally released in 2018 and is the fourth in the current (only?) Local Barley run from Springbank.

Distilled from optic barley grown on the Mull of Kintyre near Campbeltown, fewer than 10 miles from the distillery. It has been matured in a combination of bourbon (90%) and sherry casks (10% bourbon) and balances the distillery's farmy and funky character against cask sweetness and spice.

$299.00 Out of stock
Starward Projects Bourbon Cask Single Malt Whisky 500ml 52%

Starward Projects Bourbon Cask Single Malt Whisky 500ml 52%

Sold out at Starward distillery in just under 4 hours.

Rare release - perfect for collectors of Australian whisky.

Cask strength Australian Whisky.

Australian whisky made with 100% Australian barley and matured in ex Makers Mark & Wild Turkey barrels, designed to showcase Starward's wonderful spirit. Super-limited amount. 

Nose: Oodles of bright tropical fruits including roasted pineapple, green bananas, and honeydew melon with a background of lemongrass and sweet white chocolate.

Palate: Sweet and buttery, think millionaire's shortbread with caramel biscuit notes, returning to tropical fruit freshness with a subtle pinch of white pepper.

Finish: Indulgent and sweet vanilla custard, coconut and banana with a drizzle of honey.

Tasting notes by Master of Malt

500ml | 52% ABV | Victoria, Australia

$300.00 Out of stock
Picture of Sullivan's Cove Double Cask Winter Feast Special 2017

Sullivan's Cove Double Cask Winter Feast Special 2017

Sullivan's Cove Double Cask Winter Feast Special 2017 Australian Single Malt Whisky 47.1% 700ml

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Cask Number: WF2017
Bottle No: 34 of 80
Cask Type/s: Ex-Bourbon American Oak, Ex-Apera French Oak

Bottled for Dark Mofo 2017.

$1,500.00 Out of stock
Picture of Tasmanian Independent Bottlers A Renowned NSW Distillery Release No. 3 Sherry Cask (500ml)

Tasmanian Independent Bottlers A Renowned NSW Distillery Release No. 3 Sherry Cask (500ml)

Tasmanian Independent Bottlers A Renowned NSW Distillery Release No. 3 Sherry Cask (500ml)

This is the third release from TIB featuring 'A renowned NSW distillery' this time from casks TIB ?? 0017 and TIB ?? 0018 and has been bottled at 46.1% in a 50ml bottle.  No age stated, Sherry cask maturation, bottled October 2019

$190.00 Out of stock
Picture of The Grove Release 1  Peated Port Cask Whisky

The Grove Release 1 Peated Port Cask Whisky

The Grove Peated Port Cask Single Grain Whisky 51% 500ml

PRODUCT INFORMATION
Bottle No: 38/80
Cask No: PW01
Cask Type: Port

Distilled at The Grove Distillery from the Margaret River region of Western Australia.  An unusual bottling, being a Port Cask matured, Peated whisky.

$220.00 Out of stock
Picture of The Noble Bootleggers Batch 1

The Noble Bootleggers Batch 1

The Noble Bootleggers Batch 1 Small Batch Australian Single Malt Whisky 41% 500ml?

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Starward finished in small Pedro Ximinez barrels by The Noble Bootleggers group of Melbourne

Bottled: 18/12/16
Batch: 1
Bottle No: 45

Label states 700ml but looks like 500ml to us

$150.00 Out of stock
Thornbury Spirits Sullivans Cove American Oak 57.5% 17 YO 500ml HH0367

Thornbury Spirits Sullivans Cove American Oak 57.5% 17 YO 500 ml HH0367

Thornbury Spirits Sullivans Cove American Oak 57.5% 17 YO 500ml

From the range of the ‘world’s best single malt 2014’ it was distilled in 2000 by the Australian ‘Godfather’ of whisky Bill Lark at Sullivans Cove and has been ageing in American Oak barrels for 17 years. The barrel that this whisky originates from is the Sullivans Cove HH0367 American oak barrel.

Bottled by Thornbury Spirits in 2018 at a cask strength of 57.5%, it is a must have for any serious whisky bar, collector or connoisseur.

$337.00 $272.00 Out of stock
Picture of Westland Garryana 2016 Cask Strength

Westland Garryana 2016 Cask Strength

Westland Garryana 2016 Cask Strength American Single Malt Whiskey 56.2% 750ml

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Garryana marks the first release in Westland's Native Oak Series, with others to follow in 2017. Master Distiller Matt Hofmann has created these expressions to showcase Pacific Northwest terroir. The rare Quercus garryana (Garry oak) is native only to that part of the world, and new casks of it were used in the maturation process of part of the whiskey. It is bottled at cask strength (56.2% ABV) and is not chill-filtered. Limited to 2,500 bottles for this first edition.

$350.00 Out of stock