Hobart American Oak ex-Port Finish Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky - 500ml bottle - 19-004 - Historic

Hobart American Oak ex-Port Finish Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky - 500ml bottle - 19-004 - Historic

$195 AUD

48.6% ABV

500 ml


This is in effect the Hobart Single Malt Sixth Release by Devil’s Distillery and is described as Batch Nº: 19-004 bottled on 11 June 2019 in both 500ml and 200ml bottles.

The liquid is from a marriage of small American Oak ex-Bourbon matured casks finished in French Oak Port expressed at 48.6% ABV.

Official Tasting Notes:

Sweet malt and vanilla caramel over hints of dark fruit lingering beneath.

Opens sweet and creamy then builds across the palate to warm toffee pudding with the alcohol coming in late and clean. A gentle peppery chorus is there in the background to complete the picture. Complexity and subtle elegance are the keynotes.

A long and satisfying warm finish with lingering vanilla bean and some faint floral notes over some subtle peppery zing.

This product is located in Australia.


Devil's Distillery

A colourful name for what is in many ways a conventional malt whisky distillery producing the “Hobart” single malt whisky along traditional lines with all the advantages which that entails. Whilst the distillery is suitably conservative in its approach to the making of its signature Hobart whisky, it is much more adventurous with its other spirits, but that’s another story, as is what lies behind its sister enterprise, the Tasmanian Moonshine Company with its barrel-aged new make (Tasmanian Malt). Both companies were the brain-child of local businessman, Rocky Caccavo.

Devil’s Distillery not only pulls together all of the recognisable components which make up a Tasmanian single malt but adds some interesting twists in terms of managing the distillation run so as to get the “middle cut” just right, and then the equally important maturation regime. Devil’s Distillery uses medium charred American oak barrels with a range of sizes from 20 to 100 litre capacity casks. The finishing casks are mostly European oak, which previously held fortified wines.