[59.5%・NAS・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Single Cask Release of 202 Bottles]
Slow-cooked prunes conveying that acidity across as the peat remains almost perfectly concealed. Thick strawberry jam and lemon preserve as a lace of earthy smoke faintly wraps around. Brandy flaming away as the Christmas cake is set ablaze, and a pot of black tea brewing in the background.
Palate & Finish:
Sticky and chewy, a thoroughly enjoyable mouthfeel. Buttery creaminess dressed with lovely raisins, after eight chocolate thins, moist Christmas cake. Sensational.
Mint cream with the Christmas cake note lingering on, there is a tidy oak influence which lays the path for a returning of jammy note, this time more gingery.
I will have to hunt down a bottle somehow.
Not a lot of Australian distilleries can put out a whisky of this caliber, and the Limeburners guys seem to have a higher strike rate that most other folks.
I have enjoyed quite a few Port casks from Limeburners now and cask to cask wise it’s as close as consistency as you’ll ever get with Australian single casks, somehow they are able to create a certain identity that just shows in their casks. This is really a testament to their crafts and their proficiency in picking great casks.