Adelphi - Starward 5y, 2011, 58.9%, 248b
Australian whisky from Starward! Distilled in 2011, it matured in a single first-fill Apera (an Australian sherry-style fortified wine) hogshead for five years. Eventually, Adelphi bottled it up at 58.9% ABV, with an outturn of 248 bottles. Highly flavourful stuff, this!
Nose: Bakewell tart, toasty oak, and fig sweetness, with caramelised almonds.
Palate: Tobacco and more toasted oak, with rich fudge, red fruit coulis, and roasted mocha.
Finish: A pinch of earthy baking spice, and plump chocolate-coated raisins.