Barley grain, grown in the harsh Australian Drylands, provides a unique base from which the Whisky is made. High in protein means less commercial conversion to alcohol, but it also means more flavour. Malted locally, the malt barley is then brewed by hand into small batch, full flavoured mash and distilled on a small copper still. Matured on very old port barrels re-coopered form 300 litres to 100 litres.
Nose: Black cherry and concentrated fruits dominate with a tiny savoury hint in the background, along with some oak and roasted coffee. More oak and citrus become apparent when water is added.
Palate: Initially softer than the nose suggests. Light sweetness with overripe slightly dried fruits. A little bit buttery with very fine tannins, sweet malt and balancing white oak on the mid palate.
Finish: Long and lingering cocoa, raisins and a pinch of tobacco.
DISTILLERY: Fossey's Distillery
STYLE: Single Malt Whisky
SIZE: 500ml bottle
ORIGIN: Mildura, Vic