Sullivans Cove's French Oak cask was voted the World's Best Single Malt Whisky at the 2014 World Whisky Awards, beating off stiff competition from Scotland and Japan. This is the first time that a whisky from somewhere other than Scotland or Japan has won this honour and this goes to show what we have always known!
Our French Oak is one of the highest awarded whiskies in the world and accolades include Spirits Business magazine’s World Whisky Grand Master 2012, Wizards of Whisky Australasian Distiller of the Year 2012, Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s 2013 Whisky Bible, Best Austrlian Single Malt 2013 World Whisky Masters, Australian Single Malt Whisky of the Year at the 2014 Wizards of Whisky and now, the big one, Best Single Malt Whisky in the World.
Demand for the Port Cask has become so intense lately that we have a 2-month waiting period for larger orders, probably in no small part due to us drinking most of the stock ourselves! This single cask expression currently varies from 12 to 14 years in age and is a big, fat, chewy whisky full of rich toffee and molasses notes. You could almost be forgiven mistaking it for Demerara rum at first impression!
The World's Best Single Malt Whisky World Whiskies Awards 2014
Best Australian Single Malt World Whiskies Awards 2014
Australasian Single Malt Whisky of the Year Wizards of Whisky 2014
Australasian Whisky of the Year Wizards of Whisky 2014
Best Australian Single Malt under 12 years World Whiskies Awards 2013
Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year Cask HH0509 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2013
Liquid Gold Award 96.5/100 Cask HH0509 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2013
NOSE: Full rich dark chocolate with cinnamon, orange peel, hazelnut and licorice mint
PALATE: Rich and sweet front palate with flavours of chocolate, pepper, toffee and fruit cake
FINISH: Long lingering finish of dried dark fruit and dark chocolate