COLOUR: Pale Gold.
BODY: Light to medium.
FINISH: Short to medium with lingering sweetness.
CASK TYPE: Refill Sherry Hogsheads.
STYLE: Light Fragrant Islay Malt.
Bourbon Casks are the most popular cask type in Single Malt Whisky, and we can understand why; not only is there a plentiful supply, but the Whisky that can be obtained from these American White Oak treasures is breathtaking. Using this traditional cask, we have aged this Whisky in a non-traditional way; our unique Adams Distillery half-filled “Slosh” cask programme, we half fill casks and roll them around regularly to develop and enhance our Whisky. We have also batched in some small casks to create a well-balanced Whisky; hints of vanilla & honey are intertwined with oak and a very slight Smokey sweet finish. 47.2% ABV 700ml.
Adelphi The Glover 14 year old Blended Malt Whisky 44.3% 700ml
A 'hybrid malt', made from whiskies sourced from both Scotland and Japan that have been aged for at least 18 years. The provenance is not disclosed.
Adelphi The Glover 18 year old Blended Malt Whisky 49.2% 700ml
A 'hybrid malt', made from whiskies sourced from both Scotland and Japan that have been aged for at least 18 years. The provenance is not disclosed.
Amrut Dram Full Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Indian Single Malt Whisku 62.8% 700ml
Filled: December 2009
Bottled: April 2015
Cask No: 2603
Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon
Malt Type: Unpeated Indian Barley
1 of 168 Bottles made (not individually numbered). Bottled exclusively for Dram Full Australia.
Amrut Single Cask #888 Cask Strength Virgin Oak 62.8% 700ml
Filled: April 2010
Bottled: December 2015
Cask No: 888
Cask Type: Virgin Oak
Malt Type: Unpeated Indian Barley
1 of 120 Bottles made (not individually numbered). Bottled exclusively for Alba Whisky Australia (Local Amrut importer and distributor).
Archie Rose Distilling Co. - Chocolate Rye Malt Australian Whisky 52% 700ml
The only whisky of its kind in Australia, Chocolate Rye Malt Whisky was drawn from a single batch of eight casks as the fourth release under the Archie Rose Concepts label, reserved for our rarest and most experimental releases. This is also the first official Whisky release for Archie Rose.
This whisky provides an insight into early explorations of heavily roasted malts, a key step in our journey towards embracing the more challenging, lower yielding, but far more flavourful world of roasted malts.
Chocolate Rye Malt Whisky showcases chocolate roasted rye, rare malted rye and pale malt yielding flavours of caraway, mint, shortbread, violets, hot chocolate and fruit jams. It’s matured in Australian re-shaved, toasted and charred Apera (Sherry) casks, adding notes of dried fruits and sultanas, which complement the biscuity, creamy and chocolate flavours from the spirit.
1149 Bottles total - photo for illustrative purposes only - this is NOT bottle #1
On 1 August, 2019 Archie Rose Distilling Co. launched Rye Malt Whisky, the first of its core range whiskies, nearly five years on from when the Sydney based distillery first began making spirits.
The first release of 2,071 bottles is marked and individually numbered as ‘1st batch’ and on official, sold out from the Archie Rose web site in under an hour. This is a rare piece of Australian whisky history and is very hard to come by.
Ardnamurchan Spirit 2016 AD Cask Strength Spirit 53% 700ml
The first release from Adelphi's Ardnamurchan distillery. A combination of peated and unpeated spirit, this was married for the final three months in Pedro Ximénez-sherry butts.
Armorik 10 Single Cask Australian Exclusive Cask Strength ex-Sauternes 56% 700ml
This Australian exclusive bottling was carefully pre-selected by Le Baron Des Spirits in September 2016. A special label was designed featuring a map of Australia with all the cities the team will visit during the Armorik Tour in March 2017. Bottled at 56%, cask number 8014 is a 10 year old single malt whisky distilled in August 2006 and aged entirely in a Sauternes cask. Only 250 bottles available in the world.
Armorik Millesime 13 Single Cask Cask Strength 55.5% 700ml
A single sherry cask, cask strength whisky from France's Warenghem distillery, bottled as Armorik, that to date is their oldest single malt release.
The Millesime range was first introduced in 2012 as a ten-year-old single cask to celebrate the first decade-old whisky. Since then one single cask has been released under the Millesime label each year.
Belgrove Peated Rye Whisky
|Alc / Vol:||60%|
700L Copper Pot Still made by Peter Bignell
The third release Peated Rye Whisky aged for 3 years and cut at 60%. This is a grain to glass model with the obvious benefit that all aspects are under Peter Bignell's control. On the nose - old smoke, quite sweet with some vanilla and honey fudge On the palate smoky and fruity, quite sweet with some cold ash aromas, caramel, earthy like a campfire in a warm summer rain, burned apricot, We call this a ‘smoky every-day-dram’!
BenRiach Cask Strength Batch 1 Single Malt Scotch Whisky 57.2% 700ml
The inaugural release of BenRiach's Cask Strength series! These releases will work much like the popular Glendronach Cask Strengths and are bottled at natural strength.
Bird Dog 10 year old Bourbon Whiskey 45% 750ml
Bird Dog Bourbon is a product of Western Spirits, a company in Bowling Green, Ky. Bird Dog specializes in a variety of flavored whiskeys like their award-winning black-berry chocolate, and honey-jalapeño.
This Bird Dog Small Batch is a classic bourbon, aged for 10 years, it is crafted from some of the finest, hand-selected barrels. Bottled at 90 it has deep rich amber hues, and rich, full notes of aged oak and vanilla. The palate has soft vanilla, white pepper, and wood, the finish is rich and warming with subtle with caramel.
Limited quanitied of now discontinued release.
This is the second cask strength release from NSW Distillery Black Gate. Made by renowned husband & wife team, Brian and Genise Hollingworth, they have been growing a huge fan following for their Australian Single Malt Whiskies and Rum.
Black Gate 620s is a marriage of 6 x 20L Barrels, bottled straight out of the cask at a tasty 71.1% ABV.
184 bottles were produced. Get by quick as these won't last. No chill filter or artificially colouring.
Nose: At 71.1% approach at your own risk. Once you adjust to the high ABV, you are introduced to toffee, stone fruit, golden syrup and charred eucalyptus in the distance.
Palate: Lots of Vanilla, burnt caramel over a sticky date pudding, stone fruit, spice and heat.
Finish: medium length, an almost syrupy mouthfeel, loads of Vanilla, stone fruits again and spices.
Matured in a sherry cask for just over 3 years in a 100 litre sherry cask, this Single Malt has a rich Sherry Nose and Brian says "...it's got a finish as long as your arm!"
500ml | 53.1% ABV
Matured in a hybrid cask of port staves and red wine heads for 3.5 years. Full of flavour, syrupy and sweet with hints of spice.
500ml | 48.1% ABV
Matured in and bottled straight from a sherry cask this was our 2nd release of Peated Single Malt. Matured for just over 2 years this release is sweet, rich and smokey. This cask strength whisky is bottled at 63.7%ABV.
500ml | 63.7% ABV
Matured in a port cask this is a natural cask strength that is smoky, rich & creamy. Only 148 bottles produced.
500ml | 66.5% ABV
Black Gate Single Cask #BG021 Australian Single Malt Whisky 49.3% 500ml
A rare non cask strength whisky from Blackgate Distillery in NSW. It's exciting to see a non cask strength whisky have so much flavour and such a rich profile. The whisky is aged in an ex-Port cask for 3 years. Small batch only 213 bottles released.
This first solera release from Black Gate distillery is a marriage of tawny cask matured whisky. The solera vat creates layers of complexity and adds extra flavour dimensions.
500ml | 49.3% ABV
This is the second release of Bruichladdich's experimental Octomore series. Sold out at the distillery, this is a rare collectors whisky - bottle from a private collector who sourced it from the distillery directly.
Bruichladdich OCTOMORE EDITION X4+10 is quadruple distilled and at 70% is the highest cask strength whisky they've ever produced. Matured in a combination of bourbon, sweet wine, and sherry casks over 10 years, the X4+10 further pushes the boundaries of our super-heavily peated whisky series.
Peated to 162ppm.
Bottled at 70% ABV.
Colour – Butterscotch.
Nose – Airy and light, banana milkshake, vanilla and tobacco leaf, light praline and coconut. Lemon and grapefruit zest with geranium. With a drop of water, hints of sultana and barley flour come through, then melon and pear with marzipan. Just a whisper of char and even less peat smoke.
Taste – A delicate texture at 70% and a warming sensation crosses the palate, a gentle chilli pepper heat. A hint of char from the wood and resinous sweetness, lemon and honey, and a hint of cloves. A splash of water calms the heat and opens the fruit, mango, melon and marzipan. Tablet, syrup, and vanilla, and, again, the barley flour with ground ginger come through after opening.
Finish – On the finish, there is a little aniseed, a gentle dryness and just the idea of peat smoke. A dry, almost smoked, coconut note fades into a dark fruit, raisin tone. At the very end comes peat smoke, just a little but as ever the power of the Octomore smoke even after four distillations and 10 years cannot be tamed.
Character – Only at Bruichladdich would this be attempted. Quadruple distillation of super heavily peated spirit – discovery of places unknown.
Three men, four stills, one fire extinguisher…four distillations. The result of pure curiosity. It shouldn’t have worked, but it did. Recharging the spirit stills an additional two times brought our middle cut to a perilous 89%. A purity of spirit that hadn’t been seen since the 17th Century. No explosions, no fire, no blindness, no stopped hearts, just Octomore.
This one-of-a-kind liquid sits at 70% alcohol, 1% above the strength at which we normally fill our casks. Yet the combination of additional distillation and age has reduced the influence of the peat smoke to one of the most gentle in the history of Octomore.
Bunnahabhain 2003 Amontillado Finish (Distillery Exclusive) Scotch Single Malt Whisky 57.4% 700ml
Finished for two years in rare Amontillado sherry casks from the Montilla region of Spain, the dry fortified wine has imbued the wood with unique flavours which have married perfectly with our whisky. With notes of dark chocolate, dried fruit, treacle, coffee and berries, this whisky is limited to 1710 bottles - definitely not one to miss!
Tasting Kit - Expressions of the Wood - Craft Works Distillery
A unique tasting experience of Australian Single Malt Whisky crafted using five cask wood finishes including: Bourbon, Sherry, Port, Botrytis and a Double Cask (Port & Bourbon). Each 20-litre cask was filled and matured simultaneously, unveiling the true expression of each cask wood finish.
Tasting kit consists of five 50ml tastings.All cask strength straight from the cask.
Bourbon Wood 65.4 %ABV.
Sherry Wood 65.5% ABV.
Port Wood 66.0% ABV.
Botrytis Wood 65.1% ABV.
D Cask 65.8% ABV.
Tasmanian independent bottling of Lark spirit.
Individually Numbered - Bottle 4 of 30
Matured in a 20 Litre Bourbon cask and released at Cask Strength of 62.5% this is limited to just 30 bottles.
Dobson’s Belle Epoch Cask Strength Single Malt 60% 750ml
The New England highlands own cask strength single malt. A smooth, rich complex whiskey.
Dobson’s Empire 8 Cask Strength Single Malt 60% 750ml
Made using a unique combination of shiraz, madeira and chardonnay oak . This triple distilled whiskey is made in The Irish style. The flavour profile is rich with orange caramel and vannilla. and despite the 60% abv lacks the burn normally associated with cask strength...this is a refined, easy drinking, quality, sipping whiskey.
Dobson's Old Reliable Triple Distilled Whiskey Single Malt 40% 750ml
Triple distilled, light and aproachable... this is a easy sipping whiskey .... Superb indeed.
Fujikai 10 Japanese Whisky 43% 500ml
A 10 year old Japanese whisky from Monde Shuzo, released in partnership with Whiskies du Monde. Fujikai takes its name from the fact that Monde Shuzo, a winery that also produces the Isawa whiskies, is located at the base of Mount Fuji in what was the Kai Province (Kai-no-kuni). Limited to 8,808 bottles and matured in bourbon casks, it's unclear exactly when this whisky was distilled.
Game of Thrones Complete Set 8 bottles various ABV 700ml each.
House Tully – The Singleton Glendullan Select
House Tully located at Riverrun, rules as the lord of The River lands. The power of water flows through both House Tully and The Singleton Glendullan Select as it is made on the banks of the River Fiddich in the wooded hills of Dufftown. Here they harnessed the water that flowed through the land utilizing a water wheel to power the entire distillery. 40% 700ml.
House Stark – Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost
House Stark’s resiliency, strength and ability to thrive under the most intense situations are greatly shaped by Winterfell’s frigid temperatures. Dalwhinnie, known for being one of the highest distilleries in all of Scotland, is cold and remote much like The North where House Stark calls home, making the two an iconic pairing. Extreme conditions are responsible for shaping the signature Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost honeyed sweetness and spicy warmth. 43% 700ml.
House Targaryen – Cardhu Gold Reserve
Fuelled by the same fiery spirit of the fierce female leadership of Daenerys Targaryen, this single malt celebrates legendary women and their unwavering perseverance. The Cardhu distillery was pioneered by Helen Cumming and her daughter-in-law Elizabeth during the 1800s, a time when the whisky industry was almost entirely male-dominated. 40% 700ml.
House Lannister – Lagavulin 9 Year Old
Lagavulin is one of the most legendary single malt brands and has been crafted on the shores of Islay for more than 200 years – mirroring the meticulous calculation and tenacity employed by the Lannister’s in their rise to conquer the Iron Throne. This single malt whisky is a roaring single malt that recalls the Lannister’s riches. 46% 700ml.
The Night’s Watch – Oban Bay Reserve
The Oban distillery sits beneath the steep cliff that overlooks the bay in the frontier between the west Highlands and the Islands of Scotland, separating land and sea, just as Castle Black, home of The Night’s Watch, sits between Westeros and the lands beyond The Wall. The liquid’s richness is balanced with a woody, spicy dryness that The Night’s Watch could enjoy even on the coldest of nights. 43% 700ml
House Greyjoy – Talisker Select Reserve
House Greyjoy rules the Iron Islands and worships the Drowned God. Talisker was a natural pair for House Greyjoy as this single malt is distilled on the shores of the Isle of Skye, one of the most remote and rugged areas of Scotland. The layered flavors and signature maritime character of Talisker Select Reserve are the result of its wave-battered shores. This liquid is a smoky single malt whisky with spicy, powerful and sweet elements combined with maritime flavours. 45.8% 700ml.
House Baratheon – Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old
Royal lineage drives the iconic pairing between House Baratheon and Royal Lochnagar. Similar to Robert Baratheon ruling the Seven Kingdoms upon the Iron Throne, Royal Lochnagar was deemed a whisky worthy of a royal family as it was granted a Royal Warrant after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited the distillery in 1848. Balanced with delicate fruits and spices, this taste of royalty is best enjoyed neat. 40% 700ml.
House Tyrell – Clynelish Reserve
House Tyrell of Highgarden rules over the Reach, the lush and fertile region of Westeros. Like the Reach, Clynelish is positioned among green pastures and rolling hills, with scenic views of the North Sea. This vibrant, golden dram is light and floral, like House Tyrell, and it’s not to be underestimated with its underlying complex combination of Highland and maritime qualities. 51.2% 700ml.
Very few bottles of this cult favourite now remain. Distilled prior to the distilleries closure from 1996-2002, this '15 year old' bottled in 2015 is not so quietly known to contain whisky that's actually at least 19 years old. It is was also distilled at a time when GlenDronach was able to use direct coal fire to power their stills and used 100% ex-Oloroso Sherry casks in the maturation of this 15 year old expression.
The GlenDronach Parliament 21 Year Old honours the parliament of rooks which continue to guard our warehouses. Matured in fine Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía in Spain, this full bodied, richly sherried Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky presents elegant and balanced layers of chocolate and spice carrying on into the long, lingering finish.
700ml | 48%
In the spirit of James Allardice (founder of the distillery), The GlenDronach Cask Strength is matured in a combination of the finest Spanish Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso Sherry casks. This superb whisky is bottled at cask strength, 56.1%, non chill filtered and at natural colour.
700ml | 56.1%
The Revival is the first expression released from Glenglassaugh distillery after being mothballed for more than 20 years. The Glenglassaugh Revival has been matured in a balanced mix of ex-red wine and fresh bourbon casks, vatted and re-racked for double maturation in rich sherry casks. Bottled at 46%, non chill filtered and of natural colour, Revival is a stunning Highland single malt with a coastal charm.
700ml | 46%
G&M Bruichladdich Cask Strength 1991 53.3% 700ml
G&M Glenburgie Cask Strength 1995 56.5% 700ml
Gordon & MacPhail 1997 Tomtatin 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% 700ml
Distilled back in 1997 and matured in refill Bourbon barrels this was bottled in 2014 as part of Gordon & Macphail's Connoisseurs Choice range. Expect a medium bodied whisky with sweet vanilla, banana, pineapple, and lime aromas and flavours. Non chill filtered and natural colour.
G&M Glentauchers Cask Strength 1998 56.8% 700ml
G&M Tormore Cote Rotie Wood Finish 2002 45% 700ml
A limited edition as part of Gordon & Macphail’s ‘Private Collection’ bottlings in 2017. First fill bourbon finished in Côte-Rôtie wine casks
G&M Tormore Cask Strength 2004 61.2% 700ml
G&M Tomatin Cask Strength 2007 60% 700ml
Heartwood Shot in the Dark, the first muscat cask matured whisky filled with Lark origin, 100% peated new make.
Cask No: LD961
Cask Type: Australian Muscat
Sphagnum Peat Influence: 100%
Filled: November 2013
Bottled: March 2019
One of 336 bottles
Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master's Select Japanese Whisky 43% 700ml
The Master’s Select is a blend of more than ten malt and grain whiskies which are aged in five different types of casks from the Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita distilleries. It was developed by Suntory chief blender Shinji Fukuyo and its production overseen by the third generation master blender and great-grandson of Suntory founder, Shingo Torii.
With sweet sherry notes, Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master’s Select is described as a delicate harmonious expression that is subtle and complex.
Highlander Inn - Clynelish 23 Year Old - 209 Single Cask Bottling Scotch Single Malt Whisky 57% 700ml
This is the 2019 Single Cask bottling from Tatsuya Minagawa of the Highlander Inn in Craigellachie.
This years selection is a ex-bourbon barrel Clynelish which is a text book example of a class act Clynelish distilled in the mid 90's
Distilled 31 October 1995. Bottled 7 October 2019.
Cask No. 13411
284 bottles total
Note: Bottle #152 pictured but bottle number you will receive will be random.
Official tasting notes:
Colour: Straw gold
Nose: Purity and power!
A waxed hessian canvas scattered with crushed seashells, medical embrocations, citronella candles, myrtle and sea buckthorn.
Thrilling and evocatively old school highland malt.
A grand and bracing sweep of minerality keeps everything taut, structured and intricate. Water elevates the waxiness and intensifies the coastal aspect.
Palate: Immense at full strength.
The prickle of green pepper, dried seaweed and hot paprika is balanced by creaminess, salinity and a satisfying buttery texture. Dilution settles things
and brings sandalwood, beach sand, lemon balms and herbal teas. Superbly complex and satisfying.
Finish: Long, warming, lightly heathery and herbal.
Leads into a chalky, medical aftertaste.
Comments: Impeccable Clynelish.
Two bottles please Minagawa-san!
Angus MacRaild/Whisky writer
Bottled for the famous Highlander Inn at Craigellachie.
Situated at the base of, and named after Britain's tallest mountain, Ben Nevis was founded by 'Long' John McDonald and stayed in the McDonald family until the 1940s. It was then that Joseph Hobbs took over the distillery and revamped production by installing a Coffey still allowing them to experiment in both grain and malt whiskies. The distillery was bought by Nikka in 1989 and about three-quarters of the new make is shipped directly to Japan for use predominantly in Nikka Black.
Age: 20 Years Old
Cask Number: 97
55.9% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: 96 / 595
Review by WhiskNick.com
The nose is filled with thick leather and that signature confectionary meatiness. Absolutely rich but still retains a roundness and balance. The minerals in the background fare cleanly with sultana, ripe figs and shell cordovan leather in time.
Palate & Finish:
Syrupy honey and stupendously creamy, the thickness from the nose ensues.. Cadbury milk chocolate, hint of squid ink up front with the honey laying down the foundation. Hints of leather and cinnamon through out as the cereal note surfaces
Burnt toast and peanut butter in the finish, chewy and lengthy.
Thoroughly Ben Nevis, typical characters found in official expressions and this would be unmistakable even at a blind tasting. Though in selecting this, Tatsuya San has given us a tightened, more rewarding Ben Nevis experience.
Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries Pure Malt 46% 700ml
The Double Distilleries pure malt whisky combines malts from the closed Hanyu and new Chichibu distilleries. The Akuto family, whose history with sake production dates back to the 17th century, had operated the Hanyu distillery up until 2000 when the distillery was silenced due to financial difficulties and eventually dismantled in 2004 under new ownership. Bottled at 46% it has been matured, vatted and bottled at Ichiro Akuto’s Chichibu distillery.
Ichiro’s Malt Mizunara Wood Reserve 46% 700ml
Chichibu founder and craft distiller, Ichiro Akuto, has created a vatting of single malts and matured them in Japanese Mizunara oak casks (Quercus mongolica), commonly referred to as Japanese oak. Suntory set a precedent for experimenting with this indigenous species. It presented a logical alternative for distillers after the Second World War when supplies of foreign oak were difficult to source, but it turned out to be a far from ideal vessel. Mizunara's loose grains tended to cause leakage, and also created challenges in terms of timber selection and cooperage.
Sherry cask aged
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.
700ml | 46%
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.
700ml | 46%
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.
700ml | 46%
American oak - port casks
Disgracefuly easy drinking, but far too challenging for a beginner's dram
700ml | 46%
Iniquity Batch 14 Australian Single Malt Whisky 46% 700ml
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.
Iniquity Batch 16 Australian Single Malt Whisky 46% 700ml
Six individual casks made contributions to batch 016. American and French oak, port, sherry, red wine and even a little peated bourbon wood have their say in composing this symphonic whisky.
The youngest component is just 2 years old, the oldest is 4 years old.
Iniquity Batch 17 Australian Single Malt Whisky 46% 700ml
Delightfully soft and gentle whisky with well-rounded mouth feel and subtle complexity.
American Oak, French Oak, port, sherry and wine casks all contributed to this bottling designed by Den Members in Adelaide as The Den’s Dram
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.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky 40% 750ml
Johnnie Walker Blue Label is the most highly sought after of the Johnnie Walker range, a whisky of superior blending and well-earned distinction. The very definition of rarity, Johnnie Walker Blue Label is renowned for its divine blend of the world's finest and scarcest whiskies. Rare casks are hand-selected and blended by Johnnie Walker's master distiller; chosen for their superlative, unparalleled quality and outstanding palates.
Johnnie Walker King George V Scotch Whisky 43% 750ml
Kilchoman Single Cask Release 59.1% 700ml
Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Matured 50% 700ml
Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 007 Single Malt Whisky 56.3% 750ml
US Import - not stocked officially in Australia. Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Batch #7 bottled January 2015.
Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 009 Single Malt Whisky 58.1% 750ml
US Import - not stocked officially in Australia. Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Batch #9 bottled February 2017.
Laphroaig 18 year old Single Malt Whisky 48% 700ml
First introduced in 2009 and announced as discontinued in 2016, this refined, elegant and fruity Laphroaig is a classic and very sought after.
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2012 Origin Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky 51.2% 700ml
The 2012 Feis Ile Bottling from Laphroaig, exclusive to the Friends of Laphroaig.
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014 Amontillado Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky 51.4% 700ml
The 2014 Feis Ile Bottling from Laphroaig, exclusive to the Friends of Laphroaig. This years version is an Amontillado finished Laproaig.
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017 Quater Cask Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky 57.2% 700ml
The 2017 Feis Ile Bottling from Laphroaig, exclusive to the Friends of Laphroaig. This years version is a Cask Strength version of the Quarter Cask
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2018 Fino Sherry Cask Finish 51.8% 700ml
The 2018 Feis Ile Bottling from Laphroaig, exclusive to the Friends of Laphroaig.
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2019 Triple Wood Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky 59.5% 700ml
The 2019 Feis Ile Bottling from Laphroaig, exclusive to the Friends of Laphroaig. This years version is a cask strength version of the Triple Wood.
Laphroaig Lore Single Malt Whisky 48% 700ml
Created by Distillery Manager John Campbell, Laphroaig Lore is said to be the richest ever Laphroaig! Named after the skills passed down over the generations, this permanent addition to the range is matured in a combination of casks including first fill Sherry butts and quarter casks and is said to contain some of their most precious reserves.
Rich and smoky with seaside minerals with a hint of ash and bitter chocolate drops. Vanilla follows with oily unroasted chestnuts and a hint of fudge with a malty sweetness. A drop of water adds a creamy clotted cream note with fruit appearing in the form of unripe citrus in a flan glaze. The palate is rich peat with a spicy chili bite. The finish is dry with a long sweet aftertaste.
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Single Malt Whisky 48% 700ml
The Quarter Cask is a strong, double cask matured, non-chill filtered malt from the iconic Islay distillery, Laphroaig. With a nose of burning peat embers and hints of coconut and bananas that is then followed by a palate that is deep and complex with smoky flavours. Still quite gentle with a hint of sweetness, this 48% Single Malt has a long, spicy and smoky finish that seems to last an eternity.
This is bottle 100, the 3rd release fom Hanger 17.
This whisky was matured in small French oak casks which previously held apera fortified wine (Australian-style sherry).
430 Bottles at 46% alcohol by volume were released in October 2018.
This whisky was matured in a small French oak casks of South Australian origin which previously held tawny fortified wine (Australian-style port).
Batch: H17-02 (2nd release)
590 bottles, 46% alcohol by volume, released in July 2018.
Sold out at the distillery.
Limeburners Darkest Winter Cask Strength Western Australian Single Malt Whisky 65.1% 700ml
Bottle No: 158/212
Cask No: Barrel M348
Award winning peated whisky from Western Australia’s oldest and largest Whisky distiller.
Limeburners Sherry Cask M131 Western Australian Single Malt Whisky 43% 700ml
Bottle No: 239/320
Cask No: Barrel M131
Sherry cask matured whisky from Western Australia’s oldest and largest Whisky distiller.
Limeburners Sherry Cask M188 Cask Strength Western Australian Single Malt Whisky 61% 700ml
Bottle No: 129/218
Cask No: Barrel M188
Cask strength sherry cask matured whisky from Western Australia’s oldest and largest Whisky distiller.
Mad Maxine Australian Single Malt Whisky 54.9% 700ml
11 Year Old Australian Whisky from a closed distillery
10 years in French Oak Port Cask
1 year in American Oak Sherry
Private Bottling - only 71 bottles made - never officially released to retail before
Bottle #4 and #5 up for grabs.
Nikka Coffey Grain Japanese Whisky 45% 700ml
After releasing a number of single cask Coffey distilled grain whiskies over the last few years, Nikka have now introduced this larger scale offering, produced mainly from corn using their continuous Scottish-made Coffey stills at Miyagikyo. The Coffey still produces a complex whisky with a mellow and sweet taste originating from the grain itself.
Nikka Miyagikyo Japanese Single Malt Whisky 45% 700ml
Announced in 2015 this is the NAS replacement introduced to replace the now discontinued Miyagikyo 12.
Nikka Miyagikyo 12 year old Japanese Single Malt Whisky 45% 700ml (NO BOX)
Produced at Nikka’s Miyagikyo distillery this single malt won Gold at the World Whisky Awards in 2014 for Japan’s best single malt 12 years and under.
Please note bottle only - no box
Nikka Pure Malt Black Japanese Whisky 43% 500ml
The "Black" is a Pure Malt (Blended Malt) whisky which is characterized by powerful peat, rich taste and firm flavor. The unique bottle that has a laboratory feel to it was designed by the same designer who created From the Barrel.
Nikka Pure Malt Japanese Whisky 43% 500ml
The "Black" is a Pure Malt (Blended Malt) whisky which is characterized by powerful peat, rich taste and firm flavor. The unique bottle that has a laboratory feel to it was designed by the same designer who created From the Barrel.
This bottle is sold without accompanying box.
Nikka Super Rare Old Japanese Blended Whisky 43% 700ml
Nikka Super Rare Old is a blended whisky born in 1962. Masataka Taketsuru devoted himself into creating this whisky soon after his wife Rita’s death to represent his deep love for her. He could never have accomplished his dream to make genuine whisky in Japan without the support from Rita.
This is a classic style of blended whisky with gentle peatiness and hints of vanilla and sherry.
These beautiful flavours are rounded and well-balanced with a smooth texture and mellow mouthfeel.
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky 43% 700ml
Taketsuru's no-age-statement blended malt contains a high percentage of malt from Miyagikyo, with the reminder coming from Yoichi. Aged on average for around 10 years in a variety of different cask types, including some sherry wood for extra richness.
Nikka Taketsuru 12 year old Pure Malt Japanese Whisky 40% 700ml
The 12 year old blended malt sourced from two of Nikka's distilleries, Yoichi and Miyagikyo, named after the company's founder, Masataka Taketsuru. An NAS (no age statement) Taketsuru bottling has recently been released (2016) in Australia at an increased price.
This listing includes box - please be advised box has a 'puncture/tear' on top
Nikka Taketsuru 21 year old Pure Malt Japanese Whisky 43% 700ml
This 21 Year Old bottling is dedicated to the Father of the Japanese Whisky Industry, Masataka Takesuru.
The tale of Masataka Taketsuru's life is of the same fabric legends are made of. Sent in 1918 as young apprentice to Scotland by his Japanese employers to crack the secrets of whisky, he not only came back with that knowledge but also with Rita Taketsuru (nee Cowan), who went on playing a decisive role in the development of the Japanese Whisky industry. Thanks to her connection to Japanese high society, Masataka was able to finance the company that is now known as Nikka Whisky.
This blend of malts is from the two Nikka distilleries, Yoichi and Miyagikyo.
Old Pulteney 1989 Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% 700ml
Pronounced World’s Best Single Malt Whisky of 2016 at the prestigious World Whisky Awards, this now highly sought after Old Pulteney is the result of maturation in casks previously filled with peaty whisky from Islay. A thin veil of smoke complements the distillery's signature style to form an exceptionally complex expression of the Maritime Malt, complete with the elusive hint of the open sea. Distilled 1989 and bottled in 2015.
Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 22 year old Kentucky Bourbon 62.8% 700ml
Made at the old Bernheim Distillery and matured for at least part of its life in the warehouses of Stitzel-Weller Distillery, the latest Orphan Barrel to hit our shelves is this 22 year old produced from a mash bill of 86% corn, 8% barley and 6% rye. Released in 2016.
Overeem Ex-Port Single Cask
Bottled Exclusively For Whisky Fair 2017
Cask OHD-110 labelled as OBWF-2017.
Bottled at 60%, 120 bottles produced.
This rare Australian collectors whisky is finally available again. 1 bottle only.
Whisky Fair selected, OHD-110, was a 100-litre port cask and will be offered in Overeem’s elegant 700ml bottles.
Years of supply issues (read: zero stocks) have kept Overeem away from Sydney Whisky Fair, but they returned in 2017.
The Overeem distillery began as a hobby for owner Casey Overeem, who commissioned a Hobart-made Knapp Lewer copper pot still and placed it in his garage. Some people put cars in their garage, other people put bars. Casey put a distillery.
Production started in 2007, with Casey filling 100 litre ex-port and ex-sherry casks. These came to maturation after five or six years, on average, and became one of Australia’s most cult-loved whiskies.
Part of the initial Aussie whisky push, when Lark’s Bill Lark, Limeburners’ Cameron Syme, Bakery Hill’s David Baker and Sullivans Cove’s Patrick Maguire were telling the story Australian single malt whisky, Casey and daughter Jane Overeem became much loved fixtures on the Australian whisky scene.
A tough slog initially (“We make whisky in Australia?”) it was soon to be in a post-international award recognition world that demand for Overeem would quickly outstrip supply. Any period of time in the past that Casey decided to take some time off for a holiday was suddenly felt half a decade on, when both sherry and port cask expressions were unavailable for over a year respectively.
In January 2014 Casey sold the Overeem business to Lark, the distillery his good mate and Australian whisky Godfather Bill Lark had established, although the stills remained in his shed at the end of the driveway at their family home.
After a period of planning and hand-over, the stills have now been moved and Overeem is now well-and-truly a sister brand to Lark. Excitingly for drinkers, the slow trickle of releases has started again.
After robust negotiations Overeem agreed to sell Whisky Fair the full cask of OHD-110 and bottle it at 60%. An ex-port cask, it yielded 120 (and three quarters) bottles. It has been labelled OBWF-2017 and the bottles are individually numbered from 1 to 120.
OHD-110 was distilled on or about 6 May 2011 and settled 2 May 2017, making it just three days shy of six years old and right in that five-to-six year window of when Overeem expressions shine. We understand that this was distilled by Casey Overeem himself.
Colour: Rose Gold
Aroma: Mixed spices, cut dry grass, and coconut. Dried cranberries, dark berries, hints of vanilla
Palate: Super complex tannins from the ample oak influence. Blackcurrant, orange, cinnamon,
grapefruit, anise, and red liquorice.
Finish: Barley Sugar and more complex oak.
Cask Number: OHD-100
Individually numbered bottles
147 bottles were released in this very rare & limited distillery release.
Packaging: Display box with two branded Overeem - Glencairn whisky glasses
700ml | 43%alc
Paul John Select Cask Peated Cask Strength Indian Single Malt Whisky 55.5% 700ml
Peated whisky from the Paul John range of single malts produced in Goa. This particular expression was matured in ex-bourbon barrels before being bottled at cask strength (a pleasing 55.5% ABV) without chill filtration.
Award winning Paddock-to-bottle Tasmanian single malt whisky. Crafted from estate grown, floor-malted barley and distilled & matured onsite in specially selected small oak wine casks.
The result is a beautifully balanced Tasmanian single malt whisky with rich.fruity characteristics and a long, lingering finish.
Distilled by our good mate and local legend Dean Jackson.
This is the final release under the 'Redlands Distillery' label, who will be now producing whisky under their ‘Old Kempton Distillery’ label.
500ml | 46% ABV Tasmania, Australia
Redlands Distillery Cask Strength Pinot Small Cask Matured #08 64.4% 500ml
Cask No: RD065
Cask Type: Pinot
Distiller: Dean Jackson
Released on World Whisky Day 2017 at Old Kempton House for the Tasmanian/SMWS whisky dinner.
Royal Salute Diamond Tribute Scotch Whisky Whisky 40% 700ml
The Diamond Tribute takes its name from the most precious of gems and is in-keeping with the Royal Salute tradition of expertly blending only the most precious aged whiskies. The rarest of these have been selected from the locked Royal Salute vault at Strathisla – the oldest working distillery in the Highlands – where these casks rest under careful guard and watch until they have reached a minimum of 21 years of age.
Signatory Vintage 1991 Ben Nevis Cask Strength Scotch Single Malt Whisky 56.5% 700ml
Bottle No: 239/538
Cask No: 2378
Cask Type: Sherry Butt
Smith's Angaston Whisky 18 year old - Single Malt Australian Whisky 46% 700ml
Two charges took place in 1998 and 2000, before the distillery was de-commissioned in 2001. It was then re-commissioned for a further two charges in 2011 and 2014.
For the 2000 distillation we sourced double strength malt extract from Coopers Brewery, made from pale malted Tasmanian Franklin barley and seeded with a special French yeast strain originating from the Cognac district. The brew was fermented in our Angaston cellars at the Yalumba winery, then distilled through our original 1931 pot still.
The spirit was filled into old hogshead coopered at Yalumba.
Right from the outset the 2000 vintage showed all the hallmarks of becoming an outstanding whisky. Regular tastings over the years showed a pleasing progression in flavour development, exhibiting great diversity in richness and complexity.
This 18-year-old Single Malt release has been selected from the 2000 vintage, cask no. 970637, which has been judiciously topped with small quantities of Smith’s Single Malts from 1997 and 1998 vintages. The richness of the 2000 vintage, enhanced with the liveliness of the earlier vintages, has resulted in a finely balanced whisky.
This bottle is 1 of 142 bottled on 22 May 2019.
Enjoy. It is proof that good things come to those who wait.
TASTING NOTES A very deep, brooding colour and intense flavour. Barley sugar, stewed fruits and a round, full palate with soft, velvety layers of golden syrup, dried spice and cumquats. This delivers butterscotch and vanillin floral overtones with soft sweet malt and crème caramels. The spirit is bright and lively finishing magnificently long and sweet with maltiness and spice. Big, rich and intense.
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.
French Oak Tempranillo Cask 1st Release ‘Hector Musselwhite’
Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky
Bottle 62 of 110
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.
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’.
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!
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.
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
Sullivan's Cove Double Cask Winter Feast Special 2017 Australian Single Malt Whisky 47.1% 700ml
Cask Number: WF2017
Bottle No: 34 of 80
Cask Type/s: Ex-Bourbon American Oak, Ex-Apera French Oak
Bottled for Dark Mofo 2017.
Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky 45.8% 700ml
Unmistakably Talisker; the 18 Year Old is mature, mild-mannered and sweet to begin with, with less smoke and chilli pepper than younger expressions. Flavours and aromas build up in the glass to reveal a truly energetic dram that put on display the true beauty and character of malts from the of the Isle of Skye.
The Grove Peated Port Cask Single Grain Whisky 51% 500ml
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.