Dram Review: Sullivans Cove Double Cask DC102

[45.2%・ 10 Years Old・Distilled in 2008・Bottled in 2019・Official Bottling・Barrels TD0026, TD0139, TD0176, TD0183, TD0221, TD0233, TD0271・Limited Release of 1430 Bottles]

Nose:

A heavy-handed dose of weetbix aromas, with a casual splash of pepper spices, followed by some yellow fruits that are not so mature.

Palate & Finish:

Sticky honey conveying an overt sweetness, sweetened porridge with some chamomile seasoning followed by green mangos and an oaky bite

minerals, crisp lager, wood and toasty note coming on

Thoughts:

As far as entry level Australian whiskies are concerned, the Double Cask series has come a long way and has a solid and somewhat consistent identity.

This bottling is rather on the sweet side but I imagine it’s still going to be perceived as a casual-friendly drop for those trying to get into Australian whiskies, something Starward has been excelling at for the past few years; but the Double Cask series goes further by planting the flag on an untapped market corner, the series posing as a more matured choice with genuinely older juice involved.. something that just makes sense most logically but for various reasons few local distilleries have stuck to.

✓ [Recommended if you like the distillery/style]

-Nicholas

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