Nonesuch Cask 1 Single Grain Whisky - Historic

$550 AUD

48%   500ml

Bottled in October 2018, only 44 bottles were produced at 48% ABV from a 20 litre virgin American Oak barrel.  That barrel was the first barrel filled by the Nonesuch distiller, Rex Burdon and he wanted it to result in special memories for the distillery – it needed to be something both extraordinary and distinctive.  Using a Bourbon recipe passed to him by the Godfather of Australian distilling Bill Lark, Rex produced this unique spirit.  Of course, it cannot be called Bourbon – so Rex went for “Nonesuch Single Grain” where Single refers to a whisky from a single distillery and Grain refers to the use of a mix of cereal grains (72% corn and the rest rye and barley).

Released in March 2019, this unusual “American style” expression now exists only in the hands of a few lucky collectors and investors.  The limited number of bottles were allocated by ballot in March 2019. 

Each bottle is numbered.

You can read more about this expression on the Nonesuch Blog.

 

This product is located in Australia. 

Distillery

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.