Spring Bay ex-Jim Beam Bourbon Cask No 1 First Release Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky

$850 AUD

46% ABV

Craft distilling at its best with conservative use of refill Bourbon barrels and bottled at a sensible ABV of 46%. It comes with a clean, understated presentation, rather like the distillery itself. And there’s the full jimmy at 700 ml.

Having been distilled on 31 July 2015 and bottled a little over two years later from cask 1, this particular expression is now of archive status.  This is bottle number 12.

Casks 1 to 5 were all ex-Jim Beam Bourbon casks and presented as First Release.  Each bottle is sold in a numbered presentation box  and has a blue seal on the stopper.

Official Tasting Notes:

Colour: Bright gold
Nose: Immediate sweet notes of vanilla and crème brulee with fruity and herbaceous undertones.
Palate: From a bright and sweet opening the flavours build across the palate to a rich, clean alcohol-driven crescendo culminating in a big, warm and comforting glow of spicy tannin hints and peach flesh.
Finish: Long and warm with the afterglow fading into semi-sweet caramel and lingering stone-fruit tingles.

This product is located in Australia.


Spring Bay Distillery

“Pristine rainwaters. Pristine whisky” is the motto at Spring Bay, and no wonder since all of its production water is gathered from rainwater on the roof of the distillery building, which is scarcely 500 meters from the sea. Of an afternoon, the sea mists usually roll up the valley to gather on the distillery roof and leave traces of sea salt, which combine with the rainwater in a way, which renders Spring Bay’s water source uniquely soft and sweet.

Spring Bay is currently a single still operation on fairly conventional lines. Its maturation profile is a mix of premium bourbon casks of American oak and French oak port casks, the latter for limited release as cask strength expressions at approximately 58% ABV. This combination is reflected in the make up of the first 15 casks released. The first five were Jim Beam bourbon casks, the next five were Maker’s Mark bourbon and casks 11 to 15 were Grant Burge port casks.