Dram Review: Fleurieu River’s End

[53.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2018・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 200 Bottles] Nose: Starts off with a robust oomph of raisins and dark chocolate, maraschino cherries leading a spike of sugary acidity with the roasted barley brushed with some fennel seed oil taking a backseat. After some time, the fruits begin to soften and unfold, more buttery toffee sauce…

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Dram Review: Fleurieu Atlantic Crossing

[52.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2018・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 800 Bottles] Nose: A lavish display of raisins and toffee with hints of sooty and ashy notes but also quite spirit driven, stupendously malty and nutty, slightly metallic with notes of ginger flower and lemongrass followed by a buttery wave. Palate & Finish: Toffee and raisins boosting an instantaneous…

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Dram Review: Fleurieu A Heart of Gold

[54.1%・4 Years Old・Bottled in 2018・Official Bottling・Single Cask Release of 140 Bottles] Nose: The richness is quite reassuring, honey, toffee, vanilla nougat with a splash of anise.  Lemon marmalade and buttery salted caramel folded together.  More vanilla coming through, marshmallow with some wild flowers from the background. Palate & Finish: A virtually seamless transition from nose…

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Dram Review: Fleurieu First Release

[52.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2016・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 600 Bottles] Nose: An aged soy sauce note, rather umami.  Though there are shades of new make through out there is also the aged sherry influence giving off some dark vibes, meaty and rich with toffee.  It’s very indulgent for a young Australian whisky with a fascinating hint of…

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Dram Review: Fleurieu Whisky Kisses

[55.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 600 Bottles] Nose: The nose is heavily influenced by the musky Sherry casks, muscat grapes with a rather big Chinese herbal tone that leaves quite an impression.  The earthiness and coal smoke form the structure, though that does go well with the molasses and toffee treacle; together with the…

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