Hellyers Road Original 12 Year Single Malt

Single Malt

Hellyers Road // Tasmania, Australia

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    4.3
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 10 )

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.

  • age
    12 Year
  • abv
    46.2
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    american oak

Tasting Notes

"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. "

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Flavor Profile

Oily & Smoky