Nonesuch ND54 Rare Expressions II ex-Red Wine Cask Tasmanian Special Batch Whisky – Historic

$400 AUD

48%  500ml

Rare Expressions releases are the most limited whiskies from the Nonesuch Distillery.

Bottled in December 2021 at a little over two years old for immediate release, only 80 bottles were produced at 48% ABV from two 20 litre ex red wine barrels (casks 54 and 57). 

Rare Expression releases are the result of innovation by Distiller Chris Burdon.  The whiskies differ from the Nonesuch Single Malt and Triple Grain whiskies because of the alternative choices made in components such as grain selection, yeasts or casks (among other things).  

Creating a Rare Expression release, while allowing Distiller Chris to bring whisky with the memorable flavour and aroma profiles that Nonesuch is known for, requires imagination, patience and perseverance.  

To produce this expression a Single Malt was matured in an ex-red wine cask and a Triple Grain matured alongside it also in an ex-red wine cask. 

The whiskies were then brought together in a bespoke blend that resulted in this complex and unique Whisky.

Each bottle is individually numbered. 


This product is located in Australia. 


Nonesuch Distillery

About 35 minutes east of Hobart is the small town of Sorell overlooking Tiger Head Bay. One of the farms near Sorell is home to Nonesuch Distillery. Rex Burdon and his small shed are just up the hill from the main road and producing several different styles of spirits. There have been a few small batches of whisky produced at Nonesuch but Rex has made his reputation through making sloe gin and sloe malt. His enthusiasm for this hands-on process is contagious and the goats and chickens that roam around the distillery add to its rural charm. The term “Nonesuch” comes from a family farm that Rex’s ancestors used to own. They were extremely proud of their land and the work they were doing on it that to them, it was better than any other farm, hence “Nonesuch”.  A boisterous statement but also a motivator for Rex and his team to continue experimenting and finding their perfect house style of whisky.