This year Destination Cellars has been nominated in the Single Outlet Category for the Australian Icons of Whisky. We are thankful to be included with some of the most established retail outlets this country has to offer. We promise to keep on doing what we love doing in the years to come.
The latest release from Heartwood has landed from local whisky alchemist, Tim Duckett (aka Mr. H). The Dregs #3's radioactive pink fluorescent label adorns the bottle containing a deep amber fluid that weighs in at Heartwood's usual testicular heft of 61.8% ABV.
Our third birthday evening started off with 2 Speyside classics from The Glenrothes Distillery, The Manse Reserve and the 2001 Vintage. We then unveiled a couple of new drams: an Indian single Malt from Rampur aged in ex-bourbon and ex-Shery cask, alongside the pre-release of Tasmanian Independent Bottler's TIB RD0014 Muscat cask. A 50%abv Brabazon edition 1 Sherry bomb from Teeling followed, and we finished the event with our special mystery dram - $1000 bottle of Jack Daniels Sinatra Centenary bottle.
Tasting the Octomore 08 series individually is an experience, but tasting them as a set and comparing and contrasting them with friends was one of the most enjoyable things a whisky lover could do. Bucket list stuff.