No Boundaries Tasmanian Whisky
The First Release Tasmanian Blended Malt Whisky - Batch 2
The first component of this blend came from Hobart Whisky. I was presented with a whisky that had been matured in a beautiful *Hillrock American Oak 40L cask that previously held their lightly smoked single malt whisky. The Hobart spirit really sings in this cask. It was incredibly seductive from the beginning with aromas of crème caramel pudding and banana bread.
We didn't want to lose any of the beautiful Bourbon cask characteristics that we had been given so we looked to do a double Bourbon cask blend. It was married with a portion of Launceston's own first-fill ex-Bourbon cask whisky taken from a 100L cask from Tasmanian Cask Company of around 5 years of age. This whisky brought a flavour profile of toffee apple, gentle spice and soft oak profile to the blend.
These whiskies were married together and after several months they integrated exceptionally well. A wonderful example of Bourbon cask whisky - Tasmanian style. The balance between the spirit and cask is spot-on. I present to you, the very first release of No Boundaries Tasmanian Whisky - Batch 2, ex-Bourbon Cask Blended Malt Whisky. Made with great people to be enjoyed in great company.
I present to you, the very first release of No Boundaries Tasmanian Whisky - Batch 2, ex-Bourbon Cask Blended Malt Whisky. Made with great people to be enjoyed in great company.
Nose: Warm vanilla bean with nutmeg and clove, custard tart, gummy bears and springtime honeysuckle blossom. Leading to toasted rye, floral notes and gentle oak.
Palate: Begins with boiled lollies, honey and citrus. The viscous mid-palate begins with warm spices, rich roasted chocolate malt grain, and enticing honeycomb.
Finish: A long and satisfying finish, featuring creamed honey, rose, toffee and gentle spice with light toasted grain and sweet oak char. A beautifully integrated whisky, balancing the spirit and cask.
500ml | 47.2% ABV | Tasmania, Australia
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.
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!