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…

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Dram Review: Tasmanian Independent Bottlers A Renowned NSW Distillery Renowned Release 1 (Cask No. TIB ?? 004)

[49.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2017・Tasmanian Independent Bottlers Bottling・Cask No. TIB ?? 004・Single Cask Release] Nose: A fair toasted barley note forms the theme with some light inferences of raisins, moist banana bread, walnuts, and ginger flower; slightly on the diluted side. Palate & Finish: A polite showing of raisins and lemon marmalade; lime jelly, milk chocolate, cinnamon…

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Spirit Review: Archie Rose Six Malt Spirit matured in 100L Apera Sherry Cask for 18 months

Nose: Powerful spice, but the core aroma is surprisingly gentle on the nose. Soft but determined dark/red fruits notes, raisinets uplifted by an herbal overtone. Orange drops and black currants. There are still glimpses of raw new make malt syrup notes here, but some rough edges have been polished off. Palate: Red fruits with an…

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Spirit Review: Archie Rose Six Malt New Make

Nose: Youthful malt syrup with grassy edges. Marshmallows, caramel and chocolate cookie dough developing on top of subtle fruitiness. Distinct carrot cake and earthy nutmeg notes coming forward towards the end. Palate: Vibrant confectionaries fruits sweeping across and transmute to drier chocolate barley husk on the palate. Abundant ester fruits – mostly oranges, nicely placed…

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