*UPCOMING RELEASE* French Oak Old & Rare Second-Fill TD0109 – Tasmanian Whisky News

*UPCOMING RELEASE* French Oak Old & Rare Second-Fill TD0109

Old & Rare
French Oak Second-Fill

Tomorrow we release our first Old & Rare from a second-fill French oak barrel, TD0109. It’s the kind of whisky that fills an entire room with its aroma.

As our first Old & Rare release from a second-fill French oak barrel, TD0109 serves as an introduction to a new spectrum of flavour, one which is ruled by nuance and integration.

French oak refills are particularly eye-opening when in the old & rare realm because French oak is a wood varietal that’s all about tannin, structure and spice. Basically, they have an incredible amount of complexity. To experience all of that complexity, stripped back and deeply integrated over 16+ years is astounding, and we are honoured to be champions of this new realm of flavour.

French Oak Old & Rare Second-Fill: TD0109

Fresh cantaloupe, orange blossom, candied grapes and peaches & cream ooze out of the glass and fill the room. The base is bright and mineralic, reminiscent of a river rock smoothed by time. Surprisingly, the character of the ex-Tawny is still there, hiding in the background within the oak, presenting sweet raisins and a musky allure.

TD0109 is a feat of integration, and an absolute structural delight. Not a single sharp edge or wonky note to be found. Complete harmony.

16 years old, matured in a second-fill French oak ex-Tawny barrel, TD0109 yielded just 421 bottles.

Read the full tasting notes here

This whisky will be released via ballot.

The ballot will open for 24 hours from 10am Hobart time on Wednesday 23 of November. Further details will be sent via email prior to the ballot opening.

A note on our ballot system. Our policy is one entry per person, per household, per ballot. Our fraud detection algorithm detects multiple entries and removes them to ensure our whisky lands in the hands of our genuine supporters, so to ensure your entry counts, please enter each ballot once only. If you have any questions around our ballot process, you can email us at info@sullivanscove.com
Successful entries will be notified shortly after the ballot closes.

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