A first-rate single malt whisky from down under, totally exclusive to The Whisky Shop. This is a 3-year-old expression that has been aged tropically in Melbourne. A single barrel whisky, this was bottled in April 2021 after being laid to rest in 2017. This is from the New World Whisky Distillery, creator of Starward. Barley is sourced from Australia, and the spirit is matured in an American oak red wine cask from Victoria. The use of a small cask makes this one’s maturation especially fast. Beautifully rich, this is a wonderfully tasty Australian whisky, from a small distillery with a lot of heart.
Deep amber in colour, it reveals tart berry fruits, vanilla toffee, and oak shavings on the nose. The palate is sweet, fruity, with long, warming spice. This spice lingers in a beautifully oaky, tannic finish, mouth-coating and mentholic.