Sullivans Cove Distillery has announced its first special edition Double Cask single malt whisky made with a combination of individually selected French oak ex-tawny and American oak ex-bourbon barrels. Double Cask DC095 is bottled at 49.6% ABV and unfiltered, so you can experience Sullivans Cove in its raw form.
“We’ve wanted to do this for a really long time,” says Sullivans Cove Head Distiller Patrick Maguire. “The higher alcohol percentage holds the body of the spirit perfectly and packs a flavour punch.”
This special edition Double Cask DC095 can include small particles in the whisky, otherwise known as “flock”. It’s natural for unfiltered whisky to have flock, representing an amazing array of flavours and textures that contribute to the whisky’s character and mouthfeel.
“This DC095 release will be just as you would expect from our usual Double Cask with the added advantage of bolder flavours and a creamier mouthfeel,” adds Distiller Heather Swart.
Sullivans Cove Distillery impressively holds the oldest stocks of any Australian whisky distillery, with Double Cask often containing whisky as old as seventeen years. Double Cask won multiple international awards, including Best Australian single malt 13-20 years at the World Whiskies Awards earlier this year. The special edition Double Cask DC095 could do the same in 2018.
There are only 957 bottles of this special edition Double Cask. Members of the Sullivans Cove mailing list will have exclusive access to purchase this whisky before everyone else. Double Cask DC095 will be priced at $170 per bottle with no variation from the usual Double Cask pricing despite being a unique whisky.
For more Sullivans Cove, check out its Special Cask that was aged for ten years in a 300 litre French Oak cask. Plus read up on our Spirit of the Month for November 2017 – Woodford Reserve Cherry Wood Smoked Barley Bourbon.