Limeburners Single Malt Sherry Cask Standard Strength
Limeburners // Western Australia, Australia
From the little Western Australian town of Albany comes this immensely interesting small batch whisky. The single malt is matured first in a second-fill bourbon barrel, and then finished in an Australian sherry cask for an unspecified amount of time. It is made with Southern Australian barley and both hard and soft water collected from limestone aquifers located near the distillery. Each bottle is individually numbered, and this tasting was completed with bottle 187 of 362 bottles.
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 Typeex-bourbon & Australian-style sherry
"The whisky opens with a pleasant scent of bruised stone fruits, mainly peaches and apricots, running next to floral, salted nuts held in an old wine cabinet. Some small smoke is present as is Christmas cake laced with spices and filled with sultanas. A sweet spice is present at first on the tongue, quickly moving to an old fruit cake of plums and dark raisins. Adding water helps the sugary malts make an impression. It finishes surprisingly short and sweet with raisin and plum influence. "