[48.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2018・Tasmanian Independent Bottlers Bottling・Cask No. TIB RD 0014・Single Cask Release]
Quite an intriguing sense of milk chocolate, thick caramel and vanilla swirl, a nice richness of crème brûlée and milk tea covering the easy grassy spirit semi-hidden.
Palate & Finish:
Instant richness of deep toffee and walnut pralines conveyed, the dried Muscat grapes bring about a slight hint of metallic zing as a brush of exotic spices and muscovado sugar leads to more caramelised sweetness.
The finish eases off with maple seasoned granola.
Quite a lovely Muscat cask from Mr. Duckett, his 5th Redlands/Old Kempton release is his best one yet, the rich Muscat influence works well here giving a layer of depth to the otherwise simplistic and easy-going spirit, making the whisky seem more matured.
Such is a whisky maker’s trick that cannot be overlooked, understanding the spirit, hypothesising a cask that will go well with the spirit and shaping your signature style along the way.. this one is close to scoring a star.
✓ [Recommended if you like the distillery/style]