Husk Rum Agricole First Release
The first rum release from Husk Distillery in the northern rivers region of New South Wales.
While making a name with their colourful Ink gin, the focus of the distillery was originally rum and the first barrel was released in late 2015. A delivery issue meant we only recieved our very limited allocation in mid-February.
Produced from first press sugar cane juice, the cane the North Tumbukum variety Q124. It was hand-cut.
Distilled in 2012 this was aged in newly charred American oak for nine months and ex-Bourbon casks for two years and three months. There are just 271 bottles to have come from the barrel.$139.00
Clynelish 1997 Berrys' Own Single Cask #4050
A 17-year-old single cask release from Clynelish which showcases the distillery's trademark beeswax texture with honey and a dash of melon.
Bottled at cask strength by Berrys' Own, this is natural colour and non-chill filtered. It was distileld in 1997 and has matured in a refill hogshead.
As with some of the Berrys' Own releases, complexity and curiosity is king here.
Tasting notes by The Oak Barrel:
Nose: Lemon peel, dust, menthol. Quite jumpy, you can feel it in your nose.
Palate: Beeswax candles and manuka hone. There's also a woody/barky element in the background.
Finish: A delicate, medium-length finish. There's a warming sweetness mixing with pine and fine gravel. The honey is still present as well.$255.00
All Mad Here Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc2014
A soft, fruity Sav Blanc from NZ. Soft and juicy with sweet fruit notes of passionfruit and lemon alongside notes of turkey rhubarb. Easy drinking wine for all occasions.$14.95
Unico Zelo 'Cherry Fields' Dolcetto 2015
After what was easily one of our most popular wines of 2014, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to craft more Polish Hill River Dolcetto - and in 2015, we were very happy to have gained a touch a more ripeness than the previous vintage, lending more intense aromatics - and a slightly rounder palate-shape. Most surprisingly was the impact that the added tannin ripeness achieved. A wine that lends a little more structure - and can therefore lead into meals more readily that a strict aperitif-style beverage.
A nose of bright, maraschino cherries, plums and red fruit - with a smoothening palate weight and svelte tannin structure, without sacrificing a tightening acidity.$24.95