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Sullivan's Cove French Oak Single Cask Whisky

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Also known as 'The Tasmanian Distillery', Sullivan's Cove has had a short but eventful history. It was established in 1994 at Sullivans Cove, the site of the first British settlement of Hobart. The location became the brand name for the whisky. The first distillations began in 1995 and within a few years 163 casks of spirit were produced. Late in 1999 the distillery was purchased by two businessmen from Canberra who went on to distill a further 629 casks of high quality spirit. In November 2003, after a two year halt in production, the barrelled whisky, still and equipment was bought by a third group and moved to Cambridge, on the outskirts of the city. The Tasmania Distillery name was re-registered and the 1860's design Alembic Charentais Copper Pot still put back in production, yielding up to 120 casks of whisky per year. Some of the early efforts left a little to be desired as the inexperienced distillers began their foray into the world of whisky production. However, as experience and knowledge advanced, their results have significantly improved. Chief distiller, Patrick Maguire is a fourth generation son of Tasmanians, whose forefathers came to the colony as convicts. Under his guidance using locally grown barley, the pure soft water from the Mt Wellington area combined with the expertise of the Cascade Brewery who brew the wash, Sullivans Cove Single Malt has come of age. The production process has also evolved as Maguire has combined two cask types (French oak port and American oak bourbon casks) creating a deeper more complex whisky than achieved in only one wood type. The Sullivans Cove single malt bottled today is selected from only the best barrels and each bottle is filled, capped and labelled by hand. No chill filtering, colours or flavours are used.

To create this truly exceptional Single Malt Whisky Sullivans Cove select the purest ingredients and hight quality French oak port casks. The award winning result is an elegant, creamy, dark chocolate flavour which is exceptionally rounded. A rich and sweet front palate with flavours of pepper, toffee and fruit cake and a long lingering finish. Hand crafted to perfection in a boutique copper pot, this Australian Single Malt Whisky is created from renowned Tasmanian barley, double distilled with the world's purest wilderness water from the pristine rainforests & mountains around Hobart.

  • Product Code: SD02SUC
  • Grower: Tasmanian Distillery - Sullivan's Cove
  • Style: Whisky
  • Country: Australia
  • Appellation: Cambridge, Tasmania
  • Spirit Type : Single Malt Whisky
  • Alchohol: 47.5% ABV
  • Case Size: Single
  • Bottle Size: 70cl

Vintage Rating on this whiskey was 95 (source: Jim Murray's Whisky Bible)


Closure: CORK

Alternative wine closures are substitute closures used in the wine industry for sealing wine bottles in place of traditional cork closures. The emergence of these alternatives has grown in response to quality control efforts by winemakers to protect against "cork taint" caused by the presence of the chemical trichloroanisole (TCA).

Screw caps or "Stelvin caps" are closures made only from aluminium material that threads onto the bottleneck. They are the predominant closure used by New Zealand wineries.[8][9] This can be attributed in part to the New Zealand screw cap initiative which promotes the use of screw caps instead of cork. Screw caps form a tighter seal and can keep out oxygen for a longer time than cork. These benefits aid in maintaining the wine's overall quality and aging potential.

Vino-Seal, or Vino-Lok, is a plastic/glass closure released by Alcoa. Since its introduction into the European market in 2003, over 300 wineries have utilized Vino-Seal. Using a glass stopper with an inert o-ring, the Vino-Seal creates a hermetic seal that prevents oxidation and TCA contamination.

Zork is an alternative wine closure that seals like a screw cap and pops like a cork. The Zork closure consists of three parts; an outer cap providing a tamper evident clamp that locks onto the band of a standard cork mouth bottle, an inner metal foil which provides an oxygen barrier similar to a screw cap, and an inner plunger which creates the ‘pop’ on extraction and reseals after use.

The traditional crowned bottle cap has been used in the sparkling wine industry as a closure during the bottle fermentation process (méthode traditionnelle). Normally the cap is replaced with a cork before shipping, though recently some producers are releasing wines using the crown cap as their closure.

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