Dram Review: Fannys Bay Barrel 13

[65.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Single Cask Release of 39 Bottles]

Nose:

The nose is on the spirit-y side but it has attained quite extensive cask characters with chocolate sauce and an abundance of grapes and blackcurrants whilst being herbal and dusty.

Palate & Finish:

An explosion of sticky sweetness from the raisins and cola.  The delivery is on the hot side but it’s quite chewy.

Brown sugar syrup, raisins and chocolate with a dose of menthol.

Thoughts:

A youngster that has sucked everything out of the “Australian Port cask”, the relationship between the cask and spirit however could use some more refining..

Cheers Brian for the wee dram, much appreciated.

-Nicholas