American Oak Refill Single Cask TD0082 was distilled in February of 2006 and decanted in August of last year for a maturation of thirteen years in a single, 300L American oak cask previously filled with an older batch of Sullivans Cove Single Malt Whisky. Bottled at 47.2% ABV, this cask is one two being made available simultaneously as part of the first ever American Oak Refill release under our Cask Variations series.
Nose: Crème Brûlée, toffee, almonds, beeswax and slightly underripe banana, along with raspberry jam, watermelon, quince paste and stewed pear fill out a very broad fruity section. A lot of coconut and vanilla sponge and a gentle malted barley note with the sweet musk of an old book.
Palate: Dried apricots and custard tart bounce around the palate, and then the texture becomes apparent; astoundingly thick and smooth with lots of orange, passionfruit, glacé pineapple and nuts, Mum's boiled chocolate cake, and above all: COCONUT.
Finish: The lovely texture lingers and fills the mouth with dried apples, raspberry jam, maple syrup and orange. Freshly baked bread, and, you guessed it: COCONUT. The finish is one of the most interesting of all time, with coconut and dried lime, as you would find in a Sri Lankan pickle condiment, perfectly balanced with the texture and sweetness.