Smith's Angaston Whisky 20 year old - Single Malt Australian Whisky 46% 700ml
The idea came about while our Managing Director Robert Hill Smith was taking a well earned sabbatical, and our Production Director Peter Wall was standing in as titular head.
In his early days with the company Peter had experienced first hand the activities that took place during our times of brandy distillation. As a bit of a nostalgic throw back, Peter thought it a good idea to put a few charges through our aging pot still before it was de-commissioned.
At the time we were distributing Glengoyne Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Coopers ales and stouts. It was a nice combination that enabled us to learn more about the finer points of whisky distillation from our friends in Scotland and source brewer’s wort from Coopers. The project had begun.
In August 2012 during our barrel tasting, we recognised that the final cask of our 1997 distillation, cask no. 970331, should be released as something very special: a 20 year old whisky. The decision was made to leave it in its current cask until its release in 2019.
This bottle is 1 of 264 bottled on 22 May 2019.
TASTING NOTES Light golden amber in colour this emanates spice, gingerbread and dark orange chocolates. This is a real winter warmer with Christmas cake, brandy snap, honey and spices developing over time in the glass. Shows a tang of grapefruit and poached pear with liquorice and sweet maltiness. Delivers a crisp attack of spirit, narrow and long with a dry honeyed finish. Very elegant.