The first ever release of Sullivans Cove XO Double Cask Brandy is a marriage of ten different casks, each selected for their individual flavour profiles to create a uniquely Tasmanian spirit much more than the sum of its parts. Each brandy in this batch was aged for between nine and ten years in various French Oak ex-tawny and American oak ex-Bourbon casks, distilled from a wide variety of Tasmanian wines including chardonnay, pinot noir, gewurztraminer, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon and merlot to achieve incredible complexity.
"This brandy starts out with almonds, brown sugar, tropical fruits and white flowers for a wildly complex nose. On the palate, Turkish delight, blood orange and strawberry notes sit on a lovely base of cocoa and vanilla cream, and the finish starts out with fresh fruit salad and moves into fine tannins and nougat that stick around for the long haul. All in all, a full bodied and beautiful brandy with an intriguing balance of topical and savoury."
- Heather Tillott, Production Manager at Sullivans Cove