First Impression: Limeburners Cask Strength Directors Cut M230

[59.5%・NAS・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Single Cask Release of 202 Bottles]

Nose:

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.

Thoughts:

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.

☆☆

-Nicholas