Sullivans Cove Double Barrel Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Sullivans Cove has been distilling single malt whisky in Australia's Tasmania region since 1994. Using all local barley, local water, and no additional coloring, their whiskies are finally making the long trek from down under to the United States. The Double Barrel is an eleven year old malt aged in both French and American oak that is reminiscent of lighter, unsherried Highland whisky. Soft vanilla notes, creamy textures, and subtle grains permeate the palate. The price may seem a bit high at first, but it's actually line priced with similar American craft whiskies of the same age. Anchor charges $100 for their 11 year old rye and that doesn't need to be exported and shipped thousands of miles over seas. Sullivans Cove brings a view of what our craft whisky movement may look like a decade from now.