The latest and greatest from our local innovators!
1. Smith’s Angaston 8 year old single malt whisky: 43% Vintage 2011 finished in 50 and and 60 year old fortified wine octaves. The nose is rich and speaks of Turkish delight and stewed fruits and orange essence. The palate displays spiced apple pie and wine poached pears. The wine cask influence is prominent and makes for a great pre dinner dram with blue cheeses.
2. The Gospel Single cask #35 Rye Whiskey: 48% This bottling marks the first single cask rye release from Gospel distillers. Ginger snaps and grenadine, apricot delight and fruit roll-ups. The palate is of cinnamon chewing gum and chewing tobacco. Perfumed rye spirit carries through and finishes with plenty of grippy oak.
3. Launceston Peated malt Batch H17-16 46% Distilled from a blend of Tasmanian malted barley and Scottish Peated malt the Launceston peated malt is one of the newer expressions in their range. The nose is of pineapple jubes and sweet malt, with a decent knock of peat that isn’t overly earthy and hints more at a speyside style of peat rather than an Islay peat. Smokiness is the main flavour profile on the palate that finishes off with a capsicum and smoked vanilla flavour.