No Boundaries Tasmania

No Boundaries Tasmania 1st Release Batch 1 Peated Bourbon Cask Blended Malt Whisky 49.1% ABV 500ml

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No Boundaries Tasmanian Whisky

The First Release Tasmanian Blended Malt Whisky - Batch 1

The backbone of this whisky came from a batch of Chris Condon's famed peated whisky from Launceston Distillery. It was a part of a 200 litre vatting of peated spirit matured in first fill ex-Bourbon casks from Tasmanian Cask Company. The peated influence of this whisky was massive, so with that in mind, Hobart Whisky distiller Ben James selected one of their ex-Bourbon casks from Jack Daniels with an equally big and viscous flavour profile to marry it with.

The first time we initially tried it together, Ben, Chris and I immediately thought that we had the makings of a make a big, rich peated Bourbon cask flavour bomb. After months of integration and airing, this whisky did not disappoint and we were delighted with the final result. Fans of both Launceston Distillery and Hobart Whisky will find comfort in recognizing the distinctive influences of both distilleries in this blend.

I present to you, the very first release of No Boundaries Tasmanian Whisky - Batch 1, peated ex-Bourbon Cask Blended Malt Whisky. Made with great people to be enjoyed in great company.

Tasting notes:

Nose: Sweet peat into an oak-driven caramelized bacon, leading to toffee, milk chocolate, vanilla pods, and wisps of cherry wood smoke. Further notes of tobacco leaf, saltiness, and subtle pantry spices.

Palate: A sweet and savoury whisky featuring a heavy viscous spirit with a complex and bold profile. The mid-palate is peat driven. Flavours of sweet peated treacle, salted caramel and dark cherry cola leads to charred marinated ribs with cacao nibs, bush honey, dried apples, and citrus spice. Toasted marshmallows around the campfire.

Finish: Sweet peat to the end with meaty smoked bourbon notes, subtle earthiness and brine leading back to lingering chocolate and toffee notes and the demand for another sip.

One of only 114 bottles produced.

Non chill-filtered and natural colour.

500ml | 49.1% ABV | Tasmania, Australia

A massive thank you to fine folks involved in this process. To Ben James, a very special thank you as unofficial project manager who went the extra yards when I was often called away to my other jobs. It has been wonderful getting to know you over the last couple of years and I really appreciate your input and skill in the whisky making and blending process. To Team Hobart: Rocky, John, & Rach - thank you for allowing me to hang out with you at work so often - Hobart Whisky is a happy place for me. To Chris "Condosaurus" Condon and his wonderful team at Launceston Distillery, thank you so much for your enthusiasm at joining this project during a difficult COVID influenced time. Thank you to David Debattista for sorting our media shoots. Many thanks to Meng Koach for the fine work on labelling and design. Thank you to Tom Holder from Sleeker Media for putting all of this together. 

No Boundaries Tasmanian Blended Whisky

No Boundaries Whisky is a passion project that celebrates the people and relationships that have been nurtured for over a decade in the Tasmanian whisky industry that I love. It reflects a collaborative process where distilleries get to work with each other's spirit and create a truly unique blend. Made with great people to be enjoyed in great company. I look forward to sharing these whiskies with you - Todd Morrison - owner No Boundaries Whisky

Genesis. I've been tinkering with this idea for years and I wanted my next project to allow me to work with some local distilleries to produce some blended whiskies under an independent label. My first release was always going to involve Launceston and Hobart. Any Tasmanian will know of our parochialism between the northern and southern cities - something that started under colonial times when the state was called Van Diemen's Land, Launceston was known as Cornwall County and Hobart was known as Buckingham County. The No Boundaries label represents an inclusive process for people to work with each other from all over the state, the 42nd Parallel component of the brand is a tongue-in-cheek reflection of those times (The 42nd Parallel South demarcation line at Ross which separates the North from the South). I was thrilled that both distilleries were keen to start the project with me and I am truly grateful for their participation.

Creation. We made several batch samples and settled on two that really stood out as the first releases. Batch One of the whiskies was a more cask driven style - we made a flavour bomb! The backbone of this dram was Launceston's peated ex-Bourbon cask, married and blended with Hobart's ex-Bourbon whisky to create a rich, layered and flavoursome whisky. Batch Two is more spirit driven, made in a Scottish style, lending itself to the beautiful ex-Bourbon cask influence of Hobart Whisky, blended with Launceston Distillery's own ex-Bourbon cask.

Kudos. I loved having the chance to work with people that I like and respect. This brand is a celebration of the collaborative process, relationships and individual journeys. The distilleries make the magic happen and we capture it in the bottle ... It's called No Boundaries Whisky Tasmania. To be enjoyed wherever you live, work or play!