Hunter Island is a Tasmanian Triple Distilled Pot Still Whisky crafted by Damian Mackey
RELEASE NO 2: BOURBON / PORT CASK MATURED - yielding only 150 bottles
Created from a mixed grain mash bill of malted barley, unmalted barley and oats, (65% malted barley, 30% raw barley, 5% oats) triple distilled in copper, and matured in the first- fill European Oak Portuguese Port and American Oak Jack Daniels, this is a perfect autumnal whisky. A warm fruity nose, creamy-sweet and viscous on the palate, nutty, grassy notes with a lingering spicy finish.
Hunter Island Pot Still Whisky complies with the Irish definition and uses a mash bill of 65% malted barley, 30% unmalted barley and 5% oats. The unmalted barley provides the classic ‘pot still spice’ across the middle of the palate and a deep ‘nuttiness’, while the oats add a creamy mouth feel.
Warm fruity nose, dried fig and pears, creamy-sweet and viscous on the palate, notes of freshly ground nutmeg, gingerbread, fine oak, and a lingering spry and spicy finish.
HUNTER ISLAND WHISKY HAS BEEN CREATED FROM A MIXED MASH BILL, HAS BEEN TRIPLE DISTILLED IN COPPER POT STILLS, AND AGED IN HAND-SELECTED OAK CASKS.
SINGLE POT STILL WHISKEY IS A CENTURIES-OLD IRISH CREATION, AND TODAY, IT’S ON THE WAY TO RECLAIMING ITS PLACE AS THE WORLD’S MOST-LOVED DARK SPIRIT.
HUNTER ISLAND TASMANIAN POT STILL WHISKY IS OUR TASMANIAN INTERPRETATION OF IRELAND’S SIGNATURE DRAM, AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE TASMANIA’S EXCELLENT INGREDIENTS.
Hunter Island has the smoothness wrought by triple distillation, but also a depth of character from the mixed mash bill.
It retains the rich, oily markers of great Tasmanian whiskies, thanks to the brewers’ barley that is widely used and grown here. Our aim is to combine everything that is great about Tasmanian Whisky with this classic Irish style.
Hunter Island standard release (‘green label’) is a marriage of Port (or Tawny) and Bourbon aged whisky.
Small Batch. Triple distilled and non chill filtered. One of only 150 bottles.
700ml | 48% ABV | Tasmania, Australia