The Journeyman is a truly unique Australian Whisky having spent time in three different casks at three distilleries in three states over 18 years. Originally distilled at Tasmania Distillery (now Sullivan’s Cove), Barrel HH066 was filled on the 23rd of November 1999.
The ex-bourbon barrel crossed Bass Strait to Melbourne’s New World Whisky Distillery in June 2014 where it was transferred into two first fill 100-Litre Australian Apera casks. The two barrels travelled west in December 2016 to Old Young’s in the Swan Valley to be recombined and finished in a single 30 year-old rare muscat cask from John Kosovich Wines.
Each stop on the journey has added a signature stamp on the whisky without any one dominating. This cask-strength whisky is just one of ninety nine, bottled without chill-filtration to retain maximum flavour.
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Nose: Espresso, dark chocolate, sandal wood, and a herbal, almost minty note upfront
Palate: An initial confectionary sweetness lengthens into cloves, banana and and a hint of eucalyptus. With the addition of water, here comes the fruit: green apples and citrus, and then lavender and orange blossom.
Finish: Big! More cloves, loads of spice, and a textural, oily finish.