Dram Review: Tasmanian Independent Bottlers Redlands Distillery Redlands Release 2 (Cask No. TIB RD 009)

[49.6%・NAS・Bottled in 2018・Tasmanian Independent Bottlers Bottling・Cask No. TIB RD 009・Single Cask Release]

Nose:

Toffee brittle and dried raisins swirled in a creamy affair, dried walnuts with a familiar musk much like a junior version of early Heartwood Port casks.

Palate & Finish:

Smooth flow of succulent late harvest grapes and caramel tablets, dried raisins and nuts with a late hit of cinnamon spices along with a walnut bitterness.

Cinnamon dust and menthol, a subtle tail of burnt toasts.

Thoughts:

A fair dram that exhibits some traits of early Heartwood Port casks that were so beloved by many.

As it stands it is my view that Mr Tim Duckett & team, through releasing a handful of casks a year, have done a better job of promoting the distillery than the corporate equity interest holder and that’s saying something.

Also, I’m a fan of all the necessary information being displayed on the front of the label.

Many Australian distilleries are trying to save a few bucks having cask information hand-written or printed on side labels or cards, it’s a disservice to the individual expressions that many makers assign premiums on..

✓ [Recommended if you like the style/ distillery]

-Nicholas

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