Redlands Estate New Malt
Redlands Estate // Tasmania, Australia
Originally a barley-growing estate, the Redlands Estate comes from an area once granted to George Frederick Read, outcast son of King George IV. Redlands represents Australia's first "paddock to bottle" whisky, one of two in the world, the other being Islay’s Kilchoman, and the barley they grow here has previously gone towards whiskies such as Lark Single Malts. This is double-distilled and unaged, but they do have an aged spirit on the way. It should also be noted that they produce brandy and schnapps at the distillery. This is sold in 375ml bottles at 100 proof and has limited availability.
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 estate-grown barley initially lends this malt a sweet nose, moving quickly into the region of roast coffee, toffee and treacle. On the tongue, a more subtle taste of tropical fruits appears, becoming more evident with a drop of water and complimenting pepper tones. A long, heavy finish of citrus peel zest and outlying pineapple cubes gives the whisky a smooth, unexpected ending. "