New World Projects Lui Bar Selection #1 Single Malt
New World Projects // Victoria, Australia
This bottling is an independent release with the whisky designed for the famed Lui Bar of Melbourne, 55 floors above the city street in the Rialto Tower. It is part of the New World Project line-up from the New World Whisky Distillery. Though only a limited 341 bottles were released, some have found their way into the hands of other patrons, and the whisky has been used by many as a cocktail base. The whisky itself is matured in 200-liter former Old Corio port barrels. Non-chill filtered and uncolored, this whisky was first bottled in November of 2014, after maturing for an unspecified number of years.
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.
"The nose begins with the scent of an old wooden wine cellar which contains within it a small medicinal cabinet. This wooded tastes lends itself to nuts, sherry, and small hints of caramel and vanilla-dipped-fruits that dance through a small haze of sap and resin. On the tongue, there is a prickly mouthfeel with the flavors leaning towards raisins and a somewhat sour tang. The medicinal scent returns in the form of briny maritime malt and sea-spray. The finish is of medium length and brings in brine and port together with the wine cabinet making a final appearance before softly fading away. "