Australia, 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 is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and...