Hellyers Road Single Malt Pinot Noir Finish
Hellyers Road // Tasmania, Australia
The Pinot Noir finish of the Hellyers Road varieties is matured in American White Oak casks first (see Hellyers Road Original Whisky), then finished for six months in Pinot Noir French Oak casks from Tamar Ridge, Tasmania. A delightful blend of two of Tasmania's greatest talents, it is marvelous to wonder what we may see produced here in the future. Hellyers is available in many European countries in addition to Australia. This is 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 white oak, ex-Pinot Noir wine casks
"Predominantly, citrus notes comes first, the lemon and orange are soon broken through by grass and an underlying, peppery honey. What follows on the palate is a smooth blend of lemon, orange rind, a hint of licorice and cocoa. The finish is soft and zesty, an unusual if entirely appealing taste. Given time to open up, this whisky is a real treat for someone searching for something different. "