Iniquity Batch 14 Single Malt Whisky
Age: NAS (No Age Statement)
Region: South Australia
Cask type: American Oak
Bottler: Tin Shed Distilling Co
Release Date: 11th of February 2019
Nose: Honey, herbs and toffee early then sliding to mint toffee with ferns and vine leaves. Nice, gentle & ferny woody notes that get a sour edge which is slightly sappy.
Palate: Big, rich and much more Christmas cakey than the nose even slightly hinted. More oomph with plums with a spirit bite; very warming, some slightly astringent stone fruits and there’s some wine barrels, maybe port or sherry, best bet is medium dry sherry.
Finish: Some sour fruits and dusty oak, warming alcohol. Apricot and pastry comes out in the end along with wood bitters. The apricots and the wood really linger.
Comment: Mellow, yet complex and interesting.
A combination of about 30% 2YO American Oak sherry barrel and 70% dregs of part barrels and left overs from previous bottlings married in a French Oak red winecask.
The combinations of wood style marry perfectly to produce a complex dram that keeps you guessing as it changes in the glass.