Hellyers Road Henry's Legacy Series Black Bluff Limited Edition Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky

Hellyers Road Henry's Legacy Series Black Bluff Limited Edition Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky

$445 AUD

63.7% ABV  500 ml

 

The fifth release in the Henry’s Legacy Series is slightly peated.

Aged in a 200L ex-Bourbon American Oak barrel and bottled at 13 years. Only 264 bottles filled from Cask #4099.04. Like the whiskies which have preceded it in this range, Black Bluff comes complete with a signed Certificate of Authenticity and a delightful A4 size colour image of the area that gives rise to its name.

Black Bluff won a gold medal in the “single cask single malt” category at the 2019 World Whisky Awards.

Official Tasting Notes

A subtle smoky haze transcends mixed spices and herbs to deliver an aromatic softness on the nose. The palate is immediately greeted by waves of velvety sweetness, freshly baked apple with cameos of cinnamon and vanilla. The finish lazes in this fruity sweetness before abating to a warm, comforting retreat.

 

This product is located in Australia. 

Distillery

Hellyers Road

What distinguishes Hellyers Road from its competitors elsewhere on the island is the fact that it operates on a fully commercial basis as part of a larger business. It is by far the biggest distillery in Tasmania and the largest whisky distillery in the country with capacity to produce up to 100,000 L of spirit annually. How it got there from its somewhat pedestrian beginnings and with a name, which has nothing obviously to do with whisky, makes a fascinating story.

The buildings are modern and substantial but well positioned at a discrete distance from the neighbouring milk factory. Set against the backdrop of high mountains and bucolic green pastures a visit is rewarding for both the whisky enthusiast and the general traveler. If the latter is also a train-spotter there is the added advantage of the Burnie to Devenport line, which passes nearby within sight of the distillery café, with a regular flow of freight traffic.

Although HRD whiskies are sometimes regarded as entry level options for those wanting to get to know the Tasmanian product without too much financial strain, there are now some earlier HRD expressions which have crept into the realm of the rare and significant.