Sullivans Cove, one of Australia\u2019s finest distilleries is rolling out a series of new whiskies as the result of years of successful experiments with various ageing techniques, yielding new flavours for whisky lovers to enjoy. The first release is an 11-year-old whisky aged in a single American oak cask that was previously used to age Australian tawny wine.\r\n\r\nThis new cask, TD0074, has a flavour profile that sits somewhere in between Sullivans Cove French and American Oak styles, combining the malt and vanilla sweetness of American oak with the rich dried fruit character of fortified wine. Both Sullivans Cove French Oak and American Oak have won \u201cWorld\u2019s Best\u201d titles in recent years, so American Oak Tawny is expected to represent the best of both worlds.\r\n\r\nThere are just 488 bottles produced with those on the Sullivans Cove mailing having the first crack, with any remaining stock released to the public at a later date.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cWe had already seen good results from American oak bourbon and French oak tawny casks, so thought it was time to experiment with different kinds of oak,\u201d says Patrick Maguire, Head Distiller, Sullivans Cove. \u201cWe couldn\u2019t be happier with the results. We\u2019ve laid more down recently, but they won\u2019t be ready for at least ten years, so this is a great opportunity to try some of our early successes.\u201d\r\n\r\nThis whisky has notes of cherry blossom, dried apples, and liquorice for a sweet, aromatic and broad nose. Intense nuttiness with beeswax and musky oak balances the sweet aromas along with vanilla bean, warm citrus and milk chocolate flavours. It\u2019s bottled at 47.5% ABV.\r\n\r\nIn the future, expect to see Sullivans Cove release other American and French Oak variations, as well as more special editions of Double Cask.\r\n\r\nIn other whisky news, Glenfiddich Fire & Cane is more than an experiment. Plus, here's our guide to the 15 best whisky and scotch glasses.\r\n\r\n\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.