Sullivans Cove Distillery is giving whisky connoisseurs a reason to be excited with the introduction of its first new single malt expression in a decade. Named “Special Cask”, the limited batch was aged for ten years in a 300 litre French Oak cask previously used to mature Australian Chardonnay. The unique blend is an exceptional and unique spirit, unlike anything Sullivans Cove has ever bottled before.
Like every good limited batch, Special Cask is both rare and pricey. The French oak cask produced only a few hundred bottles, and Sullivans Cove is selling each for $750. What makes the whisky even harder to come by is that the Tasmanian distillery is remaining vague with details of the whisky’s availability, explaining that it will only be released “occasionally”.
Members of Sullivans Cove mailing list were provided an opportunity to pre-purchase a bottle and the first availability on the Sullivans Cove website has already sold out. If Special Cask is something you would love to get your hands on, we suggest joining the mailing list and keeping an eye on social media, and hopefully, the availability info will come to you. Otherwise, you could keep pressing refresh on the web store and maybe you will get lucky.
Nose: Bright with fresh green apple, vanilla, vine flowers, rolled oats and fresh oak.
Palate: Outstandingly textural with great grip, lively tropical fruits, honey and fresh herbs.
Finish: Warm buttered scones and soft lingering oak.