Heartwood Convict Resurrection Single Malt
Heartwood // Tasmania, Australia
Another Heartwood 14 year old (distilled March 2000, decanted December 2014), this independent bottling originally had a home in the Sullivans Cove distillery in an American Oak Port Cask. Not the strongest of the whiskies (but it certainly comes close), this packs a punch worthy of its name. Heartwood began in 1999, and currently has 7000+ liters of whisky stored in 200 and 300 liter casks. This tasting was completed with bottle 378 of 450.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeAmerican oak ex-port
"Wood, cherry, sultanas and leather open with a hint of onions. It is heavy on the nose, almost sleeping, but can be coaxed to release honey, allspice, red-wine-vinegar, and pepper before slight chocolate-honey notes. It has an initial viscous burn in the mouth, before moving into an almost meaty territory. Cloying, it follows with rum, hay and grass, before a faint leathered tobacco and spiced vanilla. Quite salty, with a long finish of mossy sulfur and smoke. "