Step inside the world of Hobart Whisky with our trifecta of whisky expressions, meticulously curated to take you on a sensorial voyage of discovery.
From the pristine waters and bountiful grains of Hobart to the time-honored barrels that lovingly age our spirits, this journey promises to captivate.
We believe that whisky is a personal experience, and there's no right or wrong way to savor it. Above all, our primary wish is for you to relish and cherish every sip.
In the end, remember: Whisky is not just a drink, but an experience, a moment, a memory. We've poured our passion into each bottle, and now we hand it over to you, to enjoy as you deem perfect.
As you embark on this journey with our curated whiskies, remember to work through the samples at your own pace and leisure, allowing each sip to narrate its own story.
Sláinte and happy tasting!
As you ease into your Hobart Whisky journey, we present our latest core range release, the Tawny Cask Finish. Perfectly poised as your first dram, its light and delicate nature is a testament to our meticulous craftsmanship.
Having matured gracefully for four years in American oak ex-bourbon casks and subsequently finished for over one and a half years in French oak Tawny casks, this single malt harmoniously fuses two distinguished worlds. The outcome? A tantalizing blend where the creamy vanilla undertones of the bourbon barrel marry the robust, fruity essence of the tawny cask.
Let's dive into some
It is important to conside that tasting notes are deeply personal reflections, and in this realm of sensory exploration, there are no wrong impressions.
Be greeted by an inviting bouquet of dried fruit and almond. Pause and delve deeper, and you'll discover subtle hints of toasted oak dancing with gentle citrus notes of orange zest.
As you take your first sip, the creamy caramel gracefully introduces itself, soon accompanied by stewed fruits and a drizzle of spiced honey. The influence of the tawny is unmistakable as rich flavors of raisins and sultanas take center stage, complemented by delicate undertones of apricot and a touch of berry sweetness.
Concluding this experience is a lasting warmth, reminiscent of vanilla and toasted hazelnut. And just as you think the journey has reached its zenith, a subtle afterglow of dark chocolate and espresso lingers, ensuring this first dram is one you'll reminisce for times to come.
We recommend taking a moment to cleanse your palate with a sip of spring water or a neutral cracker, ensuring a fresh sensory experience as you delve into the second sample.
Prepare to delve into our Sherry Cask Finish, an exquisite embodiment of harmony between diverse cask characters. Having matured for four years in American oak ex-bourbon casks and subsequently refined for over a year in an array of Sherry casks, this single malt whisky is a testament to the art cask marriage.
Lying within its amber depths is the warmth of familiar vanilla, a gift from the bourbon barrels, which then seamlessly weaves into the profound, nutty undertones and the sun-dried fruit profiles gifted by the sherry casks.
Upon your first aromatic encounter, be prepared for a tapestry of dates and raisins, enriched with red fruit and a whiff of toffee apple. Trailing just behind are the subtler hints of light melon, vanilla, and an echo of aged tobacco.
As the Sherry Cask Finish graces your palate, the experience is indulgent and chewy. Envision a canvas painted with jam and pastry, brushed with whispers of light leather and the inviting warmth of pantry spices. The symphony it plays is both syrupy and thick, coating every corner of your mouth, striking that elusive equilibrium between the savory and the sweet. The final act reveals playful notes of wine gums, light honeycomb, dark chocolate, and a teasing touch of marmalade.
And as you reach the finale of this sensory ballet, it rewards with a medium-long finish. A finish that is both savory and lingering, reminiscent of a chocolate-coated orange, interspersed with lingering fruit notes, culminating in a gentle, dry embrace.
Before embarking on our next dram, which happens to be distillery manager, John's, personal favourite of the three, take a moment to reset and prepare your senses.
As we transition to the next dram, we approach what I consider the pinnacle of our journey — the Signature. To me, there's an unparalleled elegance and style that an ex-bourbon cask brings to a single malt, and it's epitomized beautifully in this expression.
Our Hobart Whisky Signature is not just any single malt; it is a harmonious marriage of carefully chosen American oak ex-bourbon casks. This whisky's intent is to offer a light yet deeply satisfying experience, grounded by a solid malty backbone, accentuated by gentle spice, and culminating in a long, intricate finish.
Dive into its bouquet, and be greeted with the comforting aroma of a freshly baked apple pie, adorned with cinnamon, raisins, a crumbly sweet crust, and a drizzle of velvety vanilla custard.
Let it roll on your palate, and you're in for a treat. Imagine the sweet allure of marzipan icing playfully mingling with vanilla bean atop a foundation of pure malt and clean oak. The unexpected delight? A fizzy sherbet nuance that adds a spark of zing and brightness to this classic bourbon cask profile. For those wishing to delve deeper, a few drops of water not only sweeten the experience but unveil delicate floral undertones.
As you bid adieu to the Signature, it leaves behind a lasting impression — a clean and extended finish, a semi-sweet sherbet effervescence complemented by subtle almond notes, resulting in a gracefully semi-dry curtain close.
Savor Signature, where every sip is a testament to the finesse of bourbon cask maturation.
As our shared voyage through Hobart Whisky draws to an end, our hope is that this experience has kindled a deeper appreciation for not only our craft but the broader tapestry of Australian single malt whisky.
We are but a drop in the vast ocean of passionate distillers and craftsmen throughout this great land. While we'd be honoured if your journey with whisky continually intertwines with Hobart, we also encourage you to explore and celebrate the diverse flavors and stories that other Australian distilleries bring to the table.
In the end, it's not about allegiance to a single brand, but a shared love for the art of whisky-making.
Thank you for your attention, your curiosity, and your appreciation for the craft. Here's to many more discoveries, in the company of good whisky and great memories.