Sullivans Cove French Oak Port Cask

Single Malt

Sullivans Cove // Tasmania, Australia

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    93
  • Avg. Rating

    4.63
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 82 )

Double distilled with Tasmanian barley in small copper pot stills, Sullivans Cove is giving Scotland’s port and sherry finished whiskies a run for their money. Label standouts are the designations of Barrel Number, Bottle Number, Date Barreled, and Date Bottled which something we'd like to see all “small batch” distillers doing.

  • age
    11
  • abv
    47.5
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    French ex-port

Tasting Notes

"Caramelized barley lends to a peaty backbone that barely gives the smoke any legs at all. The proof is subtle and lends to a vegetal green pepper/purple radish flavor before the peat picks up again. It ends with a molasses and smoked banana fruitiness similar to 15-20 year aged rums, no doubt due to the French ex-port barrel. "

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