First Impression: Limeburners Cask Strength Directors Cut M326

[61.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Single Cask Release of 199 Bottles] Nose: Squid ink & coal smoke up front but beneath the earthy veil lies rose petals and cured hibiscus.  It’s dirty and refined at the same time, with a curious heat rub note gradually surfacing from the background. Palate & Finish: A healthy dose of strawberry…

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First Impression: Limeburners Cask Strength Directors Cut M230

[59.5%・NAS・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Single Cask Release of 202 Bottles] Nose: Slow-cooked prunes conveying that acidity across as the peat remains almost perfectly concealed.  Thick strawberry jam and lemon preserve as a lace of earthy smoke faintly wraps around.  Brandy flaming away as the Christmas cake is set ablaze, and a pot of black tea brewing…

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First Impression: Limeburners Cask Strength Heavy Peat Barrel M225

[61.0%・NAS・Cask No. M225・Official Bottling・Single Cask Release of 183 Bottles] Nose: Dark chocolate, vanilla essence from charred oak staves laced with icing sugar.  Coarse rock salt, quite an oomph of peat smoke providing a perhaps fiery foreshadowing, heavily peated indeed by Australian standards.  Ground flannel seeds as notes of freshly plucked fruits slowly come on. Palate…

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First Impression: Limeburners Peated

[48.0%・NAS・Official Bottling] Nose: Spirit driven and rather piercing on the nose.  Wet grass and mud, yet just a faint presence of smoke.  Wood chips and limestone with a curious red brick note slabbed on top of a base of floral tones. Palate & Finish: Sugar melting into butter as the oily spirit takes centre stage;…

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Interview with Mr. Cameron Syme of Limeburners

It is no secret that I have a lot of love for Limeburners – musky, powerful and unique Australian whisky which makes the best night cap for me. I was delighted to chat with Mr. Cameron Syme briefly at a Limeburners masterclass ahead of the Whisky Fair 2016 which will be held on 27th August…

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Lighting Round: A Quartet of Limeburners

  This past Monday night was a hectic one, we at WhiskNick somehow managed to hop through two masterclasses with two exceptional gentlemen, Mr. Cameron Syme of Great Southern Distillery and Mr. David Stewart MBE, master blender of Balvenie. Whilst Esmond was conducting his interview with Mr. Syme (it will be up on WhiskNick in…

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Whisky Review: Limeburners Port Cask M144 Cask Strength

Musings: I feel blessed to live in the age of Aussie whisky boom, with many craft distillers have produced amazing whiskies that we can be proud of, and Limeburners being one of them. I was blown away when I had my first sip, it was so unique, so gusty! Yes, it does not taste like…

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