Review - Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask

So a second Tasmanian whisky, one awarded the title Worlds Best Single Malt 2014 which is no mean feat, can it live up to expectations?

ABV 47.5% vol


Price £90

  • Nose 18/25 - surprisingly light on the nose, reminds me a light bodied red wine, surprising for the ABV.
  • Taste 17/25 - apple, grass, rocket, some spice and then a very uneven whack of alcohol.
  • Finish 19/25 - really short, flat and bitter.
  • Balance 18/25 - I'm a bit disappointed it just doesn't seem balanced at all, for me their Double Cask is far superior. 
  • Total 72/100