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Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask Tasting notes and reviews

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Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask

Brand
Sullivans Cove
Expression
French Oak Cask
Type
Rest of World Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
60.00%
Produced at
Tasmanian Distillery & Museum
Website
www.tasmaniadistillery.com
Availability
Australia and New Zealand

Dave Broom

Nose
A somewhat alarming Lucozade-like colour. Vegetal, with notes of hamster cage, sunflower seed, then masses of oak.
Palate
HUGE, sweet oak extract. Leather laid over charred wood and a machine-oil note that brings to mind a cooperage workbench.
Finish
A bit grubby.
Comment
Here's oak being used as a Romulan cloaking device to hide young(?) spirit. I can see what they're trying to do, but this needs tweaking.

Arthur Motley

Nose
Grapes, rye bread, bruised cooking apples. With water up comes some chemical stinkiness, like boat diesel. Gooseberries and marzipan.
Palate
Rye, earthiness and rubber tyres. Intense.
Finish
Lots of European oak rubberiness, like gnawing on a Wellington boot.
Comment
A dirty, grizzly thing which dolls out some rough, tough flavours. Be (slightly) delighted and (mostly) disgusted all at the same time. Never ever boring, but very far from perfect.
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