Timboon Port Expression Single Malt
Timboon // Victoria, Australia
Sixteen kilometers inland from the Twelve Apostles, you'll find a micro-distillery reminiscent of days gone by. Proprietor of the "Railway Shed" Tim Marwood has decreed that he will make whisky in the tradition of the locals; "The scale of our production is relative to the niche market for our spirit, our aim is quality not quantity". Timboon's still was made in Tasmania, and is almost a scaled down version of what you might find at the Macallan distillery in Scotland. The barrels are sourced from Victoria, Tasmania and Rutherglen, and while the whisky matures, Tim tries his hand at a range of liqueurs. The whiskies are sold in 200ml or 500ml sized bottles.
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.
"Hints of fruits cakes and vanilla quickly break their hiding and rush to the surface, bringing with them sweet honey, citrus-laced marzipan and some eucalyptus on the end. On the palate the honey calms and leads in tart, peppered fruits, bananas, nectarines, peaches, with a sudden rush of berries making their well-received appearance, with a sprinkling of mint. The longer the glass is left untouched, the greater the flavors leap out. The finish is medium, yet intensifies to a satisfying juicy berries with souring plums on the end. "