Hellyers Road Original 12 Year Single Malt
Hellyers Road // Tasmania, Australia
Hellyers Road Distillery continues to deliver excellent drops with their oldest age variant. Distilled two and a half times, this whisky matured for the full 12 years in American oaks casks. While this may not seem such a long time, Tasmanian and Australian whiskies typically spend less time in the barrel than their Scottish counterparts, due to a tendency of the wood to take over the whisky. Not currently available in the US.
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
"Beginning with toasty notes that run through vanilla and cocoa, it then turns to cinnamon and citrus tones with a finish of floral zest. On the tongue, the smoke is a well-received hit, an Islay-style that carries some brine, along with cigar notes and pleasant wood flavors. The finish is long and oak filled, carrying slight fresh fruits towards the end. "