Event / Special Releases
Dark Mofo Winter Feast
In 2019 we were fortunate to be able to attend our first Dark Mofo Winter Feast an exhibitor. As a limited release we found in the bond store something quite unique, our Rum Maple finish cask. Since then we have run with a maple based whisky theme and look forward to continuing this as long as possible.
Winter Feast 2022 / Smoky Bacon Maple Syrup Cask
We’ve taken this year's release to an all new level!
Continuing with our maple theme from previous Winter Feasts, a finishing cask was left in the Boks Bacon smokehouse for a week where it was infused with sweet bacon smoke.
We filled this cask with natural maple syrup producing a barrel-aged maple syrup before finishing ex-bourbon mature single malt whisky for several months producing a smoky bacon maple syrup seasoned cask finished whisky.
Expressed at 55% abv.
Purchase the whisky, or add on a 200ml bottle of the maple syrup from the cask.
Due to the limited supply of maple syrup at this point we are unable to offer it separate to the whisky until we can confirm that everyone who has purchased a bottle of whisky has at least had the opportunity to grab the maple syrup as well.
Winter Feast 2021 / Maple Stout Cask
Batch Nº: wf-21
Matured for over four years in 40L and 80L American oak ex-bourbon and ex-rum casks, before finishing in a cask that we have been using to barrel-age our own Maple Stout for the 2021 Winter Feast.
The combination of ex-bourbon, ex-rum and maple stout cask influence bring sweetness and a range of complex characteristics into the mix, changing in the glass as it breathes.
The nose is tropical fruit, creamy toffee, and cigar box wood.
The palate is thick, big and bold with waves of vanilla, pineapple, and pantry spice. Accompanied by sweet and rich maple syrup and burnt caramel. The roasted grains enhance the flavour with notes of dark brown sugar, chocolate and buttermilk pancakes.
The combination of ex-bourbon, ex-rum and maple stout cask influence bring a lot of complex characteristics into the mix, changing in the glass as it breathes.
A lingering mouth-filling finish with notes of biscuit crumb, roasted grains, more maple syrup sweetness and a mild tobacco spice.
Winter Feast 2020 / Bourbon Maple Cask
Batch Nº: wf-20
Despite the cancellation of DARK MOFO due to COVID-19 we want to share a small part of what would have been our contribution to the 2020 Winter Feast.
This limited release single malt whisky has spent 3-years in small American oak ex-bourbon casks, before being transferred to finish for 18 months in a 200L ex-bourbon cask used to mature maple syrup.
Nose: Sweet biscuit crumb and slightly burnt marshmallows, creamy vanilla, juicy fruits, baked apple streusel cake, toffee, ginger, chicory and light pantry spice.
Palate: A bold opening of sweet toffee and warm butterscotch balanced with mature oak, a touch of leather and spice. Rich caramel and buttermilk pancakes, vanilla ice cream and maple syrup with passion fruit candy.
A harmony of sweetness and spice across the palate with subtle oak.
Finish: A lingering and satisfying finish with alternating peaks of sweet spices and peppery delights met with celery and cacao nibs.
2019 Winter Feast / Rum Maple Cask
Batch Nº: wf-19
This single malt has had a 3-year maturation period in small 40L American oak ex-bourbon casks, before being transferred to finish in a cask that previously held Guatemala rum, and more recently cask-matured maple syrup.
Nose: Sweet with fresh celery hints, coffee beans and tobacco, Jamaica pepper, spicy and invitingly complex.
Palate: A big, bold and yummy/rummy opening with fabulous pantry spice and maple syrup flashes. Like a full Canadian breakfast of buttermilk pancakes with smoky bacon and warm maple syrup. A genuine mouth-filler with sweet spiky spices dancing across the palate.
Finish: Long and amazingly satisfying with alternating flashes of sweet, spicy and peppery delights. A glorious winter warmer and perfect for Dark Mofo revellers!