McHenry Three Capes 10 Years Old Sullivans Cove Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky

$625 AUD

43.5% ABV

700 ml

 

Whilst William McHenry was waiting for his own spirit to mature into whisky, he acquired some well-aged Sullivans Cove whisky from Tasmania Distillery, reduced it with water from his own spring and marketed it under the Three Capes label. A nice nod to the stunning cliff heads of the Tasman Peninsula not far from where the McHenry enterprise is located.

The whisky grew up in a 200L ex-Bourbon barrel and was then cut with the McHenry spring water.

This product is located in Australia.

Distillery

McHenry Distillery

Is this the Dalwhinnie of Tasmanian distilleries? It certainly feels like it when you are up there on Mount Arthur looking across the endless breathtaking views of rolling hills and ocean coasts.

In 2010 William McHenry began to realise his dream of creating a Scottish-type malt whisky distillery by building various sheds on his newly acquired property, which now boasts bond store, tasting room and still house. An essential feature of the McHenry Distillery is the natural spring, which provides about 5 million litres of fresh water annually. In total there are 5 natural springs running throughout the site that are gravity fed down to the distillery shed. These natural spring waters are pristine and never-ending, running through sandstone and dolerite - just ideal for whisky production.

The first McHenry offerings have been very well received – the only criticism is the small quantities available at the moment ... but I suppose perfection takes time!