Sullivans Cove

Cask Strength, Matured in French Oak Casks

ABV 60%
REVIEWED Issue 55
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Specifications
Brand: Sullivans Cove
Expression: Cask Strength, Matured in French Oak Casks
Type: Australia Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 60%
Country/Region: Australia / Tasmania
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: A somewhat alarming Lucozade-like colour. Vegetal, with notes of hamster cage, sunflower seed, then masses of oak.
Palate: HUGE, sweet oak extract. Leather laid over charred wood and a machine-oil note that brings to mind a cooperage workbench.
Finish: A bit grubby.
Comment: Here's oak being used as a Romulan cloaking device to hide young(?) spirit. I can see what they're trying to do, but this needs tweaking.
6.8
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Grapes, rye bread, bruised cooking apples. With water up comes some chemical stinkiness, like boat diesel. Gooseberries and marzipan.
Palate: Rye, earthiness and rubber tyres. Intense.
Finish: Lots of European oak rubberiness, like gnawing on a Wellington boot.
Comment: A dirty, grizzly thing which dolls out some rough, tough flavours. Be (slightly) delighted and (mostly) disgusted all at the same time. Never ever boring, but very far from perfect.
5.5
Visit the distillery
Tasmanian & Museum Distillery, 1/14 Lamb Place, Cambridge, Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
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