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.
The Noble Bootleggers Batch 1 Small Batch Australian Single Malt Whisky 41% 500ml?
Starward finished in small Pedro Ximinez barrels by The Noble Bootleggers group of Melbourne
Bottle No: 45
Label states 700ml but looks like 500ml to us
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.
There’s not much to explain about this beauty. 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 HH0363 American oak barrel.
Bottled by Thornbury Spirits in 2018 at a cask strength of 62.5%, it is a must have for any serious whisky bar, collector or connoisseur.
Togouchi 12 Blended Japanese Whisky 40% 700ml
The most heavily peated of the Togouchi range, (though decidedly more reserved than those of Islay) Again a blend of Scottish malt and Canadian grain.
Togouchi 18 Blended Japanese Whisky 43.8% 700ml
The oldest to date of the Togouchi production, the 18 year old was first released in 2012 at 43% abv and this subsequent ‘new batch’, is delivered at 43.8%. Again a blend of Scottish malt and Canadian grain.
Westland Garryana 2016 Cask Strength American Single Malt Whiskey 56.2% 750ml
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.
Westland Peat Week 2016 Commemorative Bottling American Single Malt Whiskey 50% 750ml
Extremely rare 2016 bottling from the Seattle Distillery before the family sold it. Lightly peated American Single Malt Whiskey.
Batch 01 with collectors display box
From 12-15 years, the Bourbon in this limited Edition rested in a reserved lot of American oak barrels before finishing in 20 year old Spanish Oloroso Sherry Casts that Eddie Russell personally hand-selected during his travels to Spain. 50.5% ( 101 Proof )
Batch No.1 of Revival comes with a mashbill of 75% Corn, 13% Rye and 12% Malted Barley. With aromas of cherry pie, raisins, citrus, nuts and a touch of oak. It delivers soft and creamy hints of spice and sweet tropical fruits on the palate and a long and lingering finish of dried apricots, honey and subtle spice. With strong reviews from the likes of whiskyadvocate (below) and miniscule allocations, it's a must for any serious Wild Turkey collector. 1600 cases worldwide, very limited Australian stock.
Tasting note: Bright topaz. Typically big Turkey bouquet with sweet peach fruitiness balanced by crisp oak, orange zest, new leather and whiffs of shellac. Exposure adds scents of berry muffin, rock lollies and trace peppermint. The oloroso is more prominent on the palate: Initially pecan pie, rich vanillas and oak shavings underpinned by a fiery, gently bittersweet spirit. The finish sees lots of wood spice trailed by nutty, leathery, notes as well as pepper and hints of seville orange and muddled mint, while the aftertaste is vibrant, spiced-up and beautifully sustained. The sherry-bourbon combination really works. It's better again after 5-10 minutes breathing in the glass. 50.5% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... Driven by lovely maple syrup and sweet bread pudding, this is like waltzing into a bake shop serving up warm sticky buns—all bready sweet, spice, and dried raisins—laced with toasted oak. The body is delightfully rich and viscous, with a generous jolt of sweetness and spice that pours long and satisfying. The sweet maple, candied nuts, dried berries, and white pepper spice strike a wonderful balance.
92 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Jeffery Lindenmuth (Fall 2018)
...Wild Turkey’s fruit-forward flavor profile and higher aged bourbon stock, mixed with a gentle barrel finish, results in a bourbon with balance and complexity.... nicely constructed and gets better the more time you spend with it. That tends to be the case with Wild Turkey limited releases: the devil is in their details. For someone looking for a gut-punch of flavor, this isn’t it. For the rest, there is a lot to appreciate for those willing to spend the time, effort, and money to do so. - breakingbourbon.com
Willett Family Estate Small Batch 2 year old Rye Whiskey 55% 750ml
Willett Family Estate Small Batch 2YO Rye is the fulfillment of a dream. It’s the first product made from 100% Willet Distillery spirit in over 30 years, so cheers to the Willett! It is a powerful straight Rye Whiskey aged two years and bottled at a cask-strength 55% ABV — delivering tons of spice and a fresh Whiskey profile. It also means that it is a great Whiskey for a classic Manhattan, Old Fashioned, or other Rye-based cocktails.
Willett Family Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 'Pot Still' Reserve 47% 750ml
Nose is ”vanilla lemon cake”. The palate is a balance of caramel, vanilla, spices, and citrus. I’m not sure if they made the opulent bottle to match the Whiskey or vice versa. Tasting notes courtesy of Bill Thomas, Jack Rose Dining Saloon.
Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Classic Malt Whiskey 45.2% 700ml
An unusual triple distilled 100% malt whiskey from Woodfords, a distiller better known for their Bourbon and Rye whiskies. This was aged in x-bourbon barrels as opposed to virgin oak.