Hellyers Road Port Cask Matured Single Malt
Hellyers Road // Tasmania, Australia
The newest (at time of writing in late 2015) line from the Hellyers Road brand, the Hellyers Road Port Cask is a limited edition run with ten casks produced. While nine of the casks will find their way into the Port Cask bottles, one of the casks found its way into a batch of the Hellyers Road Saint Valentines Peak Limited edition run. The cask is a French Oak Australian ex-port cask, and the whisky follows Hellyers Roads norm of being non-chill filtered.
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 TypeFrench Oak Australian Ex-Port
"Beginning with a slightly warm astringent treacle, acetonal spice and golden raisins slowly move across with cinnamon, soft stone fruits, and dark chocolate complimenting the aforementioned spice. On the tongue, the same cinnamon spice runs thick with almonds, heavy treacle rolling through to coat the mouth and sinuses. Very thick and puckering. The stone fruits repeat as they are dusted lightly with spices. The finish is long and moves across the palate, subtly spiced the whole way with toast and slight smoke moving in towards the end."