Sullivans Cove French Oak Port Cask
Sullivans Cove // Tasmania, Australia
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.
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 TypeFrench ex-port
"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. "