Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask Strength 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 French Oak expression is the richest of the bunch, darker in color and richer from the ex-Port wood. Cakebread flavors, similar to sherry-aged malt, dominate with more spice from the wood coming through on the finish. It's delicious whisky. 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.