Spring Bay The Rheban Cask Strength Port Cask No 21 Matured Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky - Historic

$275 AUD

58% ABV
700ml

Craft distilling at its best with conservative use of French Oak refill Port barrels and bottled at cask strength of ABV of 58%.

The name comes from ‘Rheban’, a large sheep station south of the Spring Bay distillery, overlooking Maria Island and Rheban Beach..

It comes with a clean, understated presentation, rather like the distillery itself. And there’s the full jimmy at 700 ml.

Having been distilled in 2016 and bottled from cask 21 in mid 2018, this particular expression is now of archive status

This bottle comes in a nice presentation box.
 
Official Tasting Notes

Colour: Rose Gold Nose: Sweet and complex aromas suggest butterscotch and Christmas muscatels.

Palate: Sweet caramel syrup and plum pudding spices join a clean, bright alcohol explosion which spreads across the palate to settle in and glow with some soft oaky tannins.

Finish: Hints of cherry cordials and some nutty undertones that clearly displays the quality of both the spirit and the wood in developing harmony.

This product is located in Australia.

Distillery

Spring Bay Distillery

“Pristine rainwaters. Pristine whisky” is the motto at Spring Bay, and no wonder since all of its production water is gathered from rainwater on the roof of the distillery building, which is scarcely 500 meters from the sea. Of an afternoon, the sea mists usually roll up the valley to gather on the distillery roof and leave traces of sea salt, which combine with the rainwater in a way, which renders Spring Bay’s water source uniquely soft and sweet.

Spring Bay is currently a single still operation on fairly conventional lines. Its maturation profile is a mix of premium bourbon casks of American oak and French oak port casks, the latter for limited release as cask strength expressions at approximately 58% ABV. This combination is reflected in the make up of the first 15 casks released. The first five were Jim Beam bourbon casks, the next five were Maker’s Mark bourbon and casks 11 to 15 were Grant Burge port casks.