New World Projects: Project X
New World Projects // Victoria, Australia
While most whiskies are a beautiful amber color, whether through the maturation from the cask or some hideous addition of E150 coloring, New World Projects elected to try for a White Whisky, possibly taking a leaf out of Redlands estates book. Certainly a new ball game for the distillers, the white whisky is aged for 3 years, possibly in a steel vat. This difference in maturation has left it with a very different taste, and this whisky could be used as a base for many a different cocktail.
WhiteDistilled from a cereal mash bill comprised of any grain(s). Generally unaged except in the US, where it must age at least briefly in oak for an unspecified amount of time. Sometimes sold as "moonshine" although that is a misnomer.
"The nose starts off minute, but given time to blossom, it turns to malts, vanilla, and sweet pineapple--almost canned. Striding through this is melon and dried fruits which seem to work well together for the short time they are present. This soon grows somewhat sweaty and rubbery towards the end, however. As you taste, you’ll find sweet licorice and salt appear, a staple of the New World Projects. Floral fruit leans towards the tropics with a platter of melon, pineapple, and honeydew shining through. The finish is sharp and short, albeit warming and the fruit flavors become tart at the end. "