Hellyers Road 12 Year Old 2004
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Hellyers Road Original Roaring Forty
Single malt whisky from the Hellyers Road distillery in Tasmania (which Mike wrote a blog post about a while ago). This is the Original "Roaring Forty" expression, named after the 40km/h winds which blow in the rain-clouds, making the production of this whisky possible. It's aged in American white oak barrels
Hellyers Road 10 Year Old Original
A 10 year old Tassie single malt, produced at the excellent Hellyers Road distillery. This expression spends a decade slumbering in American oak bourbon casks, developing oodles of yummy vanilla-y notes alongside touches of cooked fruit and soft baking spices.
Hellyers Road Pinot Noir Cask Finish
The Pinot Noir finish of the Hellyers Road varieties is matured in American White Oak casks first (see Hellyers Road Original Whisky), then finished for six months in Pinot Noir French Oak casks from Tamar Ridge, Tasmania. A delightful blend of two of Tasmania's greatest talents, it is marvelous to wonder what we may see produced here in the future. Hellyers is available in many European countries in addition to Australia. This is not currently available in the US.
Hellyers Road Slightly Peated
The Hellyers Road distillery in Tasmania creates this expression by blending its Original (unpeated) single malt with a small portion of its Peated single malt - hence "Slightly Peated". As you would expect from that name, this whisky offers up a subtle suggestion of smoke, with plenty of barley-rich notes to keep the peat from getting out of hand.
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