Whisky Review: Thornbury Spirits Co. 1st Release The Forgotten Casks 17 Years Old (Sullivans Cove)

Style: Sweet and Herbal Nose: Herbal liquorice fuses with elder flower on the nose. A layer of vanilla oatmeal slipping underneath while overripe tropical fruits and sticky orange drops forming a solid core in the middle. Peppermint, sages and rosemary converge to hit spicy high note. Sweet and spicy aroma. Palate: Orange drops underlined by…

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Whisky Review: Sullivans Cove American Oak Single Cask HH027

Nose: Elegant perfumed nose. Soft, intoxicating floral honey notes closely followed by the steaming fragrance of glutinous rice wrapped with oily reed leaves. Delicious! Creamy sweet and also very refreshing aroma. Back there we have vanilla cream puffs and a drier touch of cornflakes, rice cracker and coconut shreds. Very beautiful. Palate: Much softer on…

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Dram Review: The Exile Aged 15 Years

[62.0%・15 Years Old・Distilled in 2000・Bottled Circa 2016・Tasmania Distillery・The Exile Bottling・Cask No. HH 556・Single Cask Release of 344 Bottles] Nose: Blueberry jam with the oak heavily foreshadowing what’s likely to be the main theme.. Quite “Port”-y and slightly vegetal, dark and musky with the thick honey note gushing out and the lemon infused cola fizzling away.…

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Dram Review: Heartwood @#$%^&*

[62.5%・10 Years Old・Bottled in 2017・Tasmania Distillery・Heartwood Bottling・Cask No. TD 124・Single Cask Release of 337 Bottles] Nose: A lower than usual ABV doesn’t mean this feels tamer than your normal Heartwood.  Still quite big with that familiar “Sherry” heaviness coming through; forceful to the point it feels like being pressed by Tim into a thoroughly drenched…

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Dram Review: Sullivans Cove Double Cask DC090

[40.0%・ 9 Years Old・Distilled in 2007・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Barrels HH0245, TD0224, HH0355, & HH0497・Limited Release of 1235 Bottles] Nose: Faintly aromatic, clean grass and mango hand cream.  Laid back vibes signifying how approachable this is. Palate & Finish: Mango sorbet and honeyed granola dressed with toasted almonds.  The delivery is on the thin side with…

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Whisky Review: Sullivans Cove French Oak Single Cask HH400

Style: Sweet and Fragrant Nose: Gentle fragrance of floral and herbal green accentuate on the forefront. Malty, sweet and balmy aroma. Steamed sticky mocha dipped into white sugar. Honey and dry almonds. White pepper and chilli spice sprinkling onto subtle Maltesers chocolate towards the back. Beautiful nose. Palate: Delicate honey mead run into focused spice…

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Dram Review: Sullivans Cove Special Cask Edition TD0202

[47.5%・Distilled in 2007・Bottled in 2017・9 Years Old・Official Bottling・Cask TD0202・Single Cask Release of 174 Bottles] Nose: What a pleasant surprise, clean pasture and freshly plucked apples, refreshing as a clean floral note gently comes through with a green kiwi note.  A subtle hint of oak in the background giving the dram another dimension. Palate & Finish:…

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