American Oak Cask was aged for 11 years in a 200L American Oak ex-bourbon cask, producing only 262 bottles. This cask is a great example of the tropical fruit character of Sullivans Cove American Oak, where the richly developed Tasmanian barley is allowed to shine through.
This bottling has a gorgeous nose of candied grape notes, fairy floss and vanilla musk sticks, creamy malt, pineapple, lime and bananas. The textural palate shows tropical summer fruits and margarita, with a warm malty and biscuity base and finishes as lime tart with vanilla and passionfruit. It's a tropical bakehouse!
Sullivans Cove - American Oak
Sullivans Cove Distillery was established in 1994 at its original location at the old brickworks at Sullivans Cove, making it the second oldest whisky distillery in Tasmania. In the early days, the reputation of Sullivans Cove was poor to say the least, but in 1999 new ownership vastly improved the quality of the whisky being produced.
In 2004, the distillery moved to its current location in Cambridge and our current head distiller Patrick Maguire took over distillation and cask selection. By 2007, Sullivans Cove started to gain international recognition with our American Oak winning Best Other Malt (whiskies outside of Scotland) at the World Whiskies Awards and Liquid Gold (95/100) in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.
In 2014 when our French Oak cask HH0525 was named Best Single Malt Whisky in the World by the World Whiskies Awards, both our little distillery, and the Tasmanian whisky industry as a whole, shot to international acclaim. We’ve been trying to keep up ever since. With a new generation of keen young distillers now bringing their passion for Tassie whisky to the table, Sullivans Cove continues as Australia's premier single malt whisky distillery.