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Australian Distillery Unveils 12 Year Old Single Malt From Down Under

hellyer-12Australia, being the former good little British colony it once was, has a long history making quality whisky much like the Scots do. The region of Tasmania leads this drive, with some nine distilleries existing along the so-called Tasmanian Whisky Trail. One of these is Hellyers Road, established in 1997, and this outfit has just announced a 12-year-old single malt that is one of its oldest to date.

The Hellyers Road 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky is aged in American Oak, non-chill filtered and bottled at 46.2% ABV. Taste wise it is said by the distillery to have

a calming softness, reflective of its age. An elegant, gentle spirit that extols an oily sweetness over tones of vanilla and citrus. The mellow aftertaste provides reward for effort and a subtle reminder of the pleasures this hallmark spirit embodies.

Price wise, expect to pay around $90 for a bottle.

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the former founder of The Whiskey Wash, an award-winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y globally. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert, and judge, he has written extensively about the subject, been interviewed in various media outlets, and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions.

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