Sullivan Cove French Oak Matured Single Cask Malt Rare Australian Whisky 700ml (HH0509)
Established in 1994 Sullivans Cove is the quintessential small-batch luxury whisky. Distilled in Hobart, Tasmania, Sullivans Cove single malt is made using traditional methods and 100% Tasmanian ingredients. Inspired by nature and patiently aged the distillers aim to seek the sublime. Each cask is nurtured to it's natural peak, thousands of tiny decisions go into helping each cask reach its full potential. No two batches will be the same and every batch an opportunity for exploration.
Tasmania has some of the cleanest water in world, making it an ideal place for producing world class whisky. Tasmania also has some of the best barley growing land in Australia. The combination of good grain and good water is the foundation of all good whisky. 100% Tasmanian malted barley is used to make all Sullivans Cove whiskies. The wash is brewed locally by brewers with decades of experience before being double distilled in a unique, Tasmanian built pot still (her name is Myrtle). The first distillation, known as the "wash run" produces "low wines" of about 20% abv. The low wines are then put back through the still for the "spirit run" to produce a spirt of around 70% abv. This spirit is then diluted to 63.5% abv before it enters into the casks for ageing. The majority of whiskies are aged in either 200L American oak ex-bourbon barrels, or 300L French oak ex-tawny barrels. Allowed to mature over many years in the unique Tasmanian climate - generally between nine and eighteen years.
In order to create this award winning single malt whisky, Sullivans Cove's team selected the purest ingredients and highest quality French oak ex-fortified wine casks. The award winning results is rich and creamy with hints of dark chocolate and fruit with a lingering finish.
Each barrel displays its own special character, producing only a few hundred bottles of rare quality, so each time another Sullivans Cove French Oak is opened, a new page in Sullivans Cove's famed story is turned.
Barrel Number - HH0509
Bottle Number - 401 of 501
Filled Date - 06/10/2000
Decanted On - 17/02/2012
In 2013, the HH0509 barrel was awarded
- Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year Cask HH0509, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
- Liquid Gold Award 96.5/100 Cask HH0509, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
Note - this item does not come with a box.
The Finer Details
Style - Australian Whisky
Country - Australia
Region - Tasmania
Bottle Size - 700ml
ABV - 47.5%