AMERICAN OAK REFILL (TD0080)
The newest label from our Cask Variations Series, American Oak Refill, is finally ready for release. TD0080 the first ever bottling under the Sullivans Cove American Oak Refill label.
This exciting new whisky represents an evolution in the Sullivans Cove style. Unlike our standard American Oak ex-bourbon single cask label, these casks have never held bourbon. Originally commissioned by Sullivans Cove direct from the cooperage in the mid 1990s as virgin casks, they were first filled with an older batch of Sullivans Cove single malt whisky. Once that first batch was decanted and bottled, these casks were refilled with new make spirit. Thirteen years later, that refill spirit has reached its peak and is finally ready for release as Sullivans Cove American Oak Refill Cask.
Nose: Marshmallows, milk chocolate, coconut and warm leather along with sweet and earthy malt, lemon curd tart and apple pie. Freshly cut ripe orange, and raspberry jam with the sweet, thick, briny air of an early Summer morning at the beach.
Palate: Gentle texture glides across and fills the palate, as does the flavour. It’s intense and full, but by no means overbearing but rather quite genteel. Ripe banana, fresh orange and lime juice, and a touch of mango. Coconut sugar, honey and caramel fudge fill out the sweet mid palate while pastry, macadamia and vanilla provide the earthy base notes. There is oak there, but it’s the stage for others to perform on, not a main character itself.
Finish: Jam, chocolate and shortbread biscuits (like a Wagon Wheel!), toasted walnuts and lots of coconut with Banana bread, lemon, and vanilla. A fun splash of lychee, blood orange and pineapple leads into a delicious mystery floral note. The texture is very long, full and very pleasant, carrying the malt and sea air along with it indefinitely.