It may surprise the hardened Scotch drinker to discover that some of the mostly highly praised whiskies in the world come from outside of whisky's traditional heartlands of Scotland and Ireland. Amrut and Penderyn must come in for special praise here, Japanese whiskies having their own section on this site. This is the place to shed your certainties and consider something new.
Sullivans Cove comes from Tasmania, Australia - which is very much one of the top whisky regions of the world at the moment. It's been matured in a combination of American ex-bourbon oak and French oak casks, before being bottled at 40% ABV.
Tasmania is fast-becoming one of the premier whisky regions of the world - and this is where Sullivans Cove hails from. This is a no age statement single malt which spent it's time ageing in American oak casks.
Not quite a whisky (a touch too young yet) this is a fascinating spirit drink from the ace Starward brand in Australia. It’s part of their New World Projects series, and the spirit had been matured in a mixture of Australian red wine barrels. You can already see the active maturation in the vibrant colour of the spirit!
The 10th Anniversary Edition, which is a vatting of 28 casks comprising all eight of the cask types used across the distillery’s history. Apera fortified wine, red wine, and lots of PX from Jerez, in different sizes of cask are the stars of the cask show here.
A double grain Whisky that is a mix of wheat and malted barley from the Australian distillery, Starward that has been aged in their signature red wine casks sourced from the local wine industry in Melbourne where they are based.Another innovative release from this wonderful down under distillery.
Since being awarded Best Craft Distilled Whisky in 2016, this Australian distillery based in Melbourne has gone from strength to strength by releasing a series of very interesting cask finishes. This Starward bottling has been 100%...