Dram Review: Tasmanian Independent Bottlers A Renowned NSW Distillery Renowned Release 2 (Cask No. TIB ?? 005)

[49.1%・NAS・Bottled in 2018・Tasmanian Independent Bottlers Bottling・Cask No. TIB ?? 005・Single Cask Release]

Nose:

On the raw side but the dilution has kept things civilised, a polite Sherry imprint left on the new make.  There is a certain spirit oiliness that coats notes of raw sugar, citrus fragrance and charred toast.

Palate & Finish:

Fine delivery of apples and honey on a young spirit base, English lollies conveying a juvenile spirit led sweetness.

The tail fizzles though traces of malt remain..

Thoughts:

Personally, the sophomore Renowned Release didn’t quite do enough for me, proper distillate and thoughtful execution but my suspicion is that the cask was bottled too soon for things to have a chance to get real interesting, Duckett style or otherwise.  Chances are the cask could potentially be left maturing for a few more years though I suppose the crowd has waited long enough..

-Nicholas