Sullivans Cove, whisky, Bankstown Sports
For the past two years, down in the cellar of the Sullivans Cove whisky and gin distillery in Tasmania, two 20L barrels of their award-winning French Oak Single Malt have been ageing, slowly developing their colour and flavour, until the taste was just right.
A short time ago, those barrels were poured into 700ml bottles and sent directly to Bankstown Sports Club, where they are now ready for you to buy.
Sullivans Cove whisky was established in 1994, and produces three types of whisky; A French Oak or ‘Winter Whisky’, an American Oak, and a Double Barrel, which is 1-part French and 2-parts American with a lighter taste. Their spirits are described as the quintessential small-batch luxury whisky, inspired by nature using traditional methods and only the purest Tasmanian ingredients.
Bankstown Sports Club purchased two barrels of the Sullivans Cove French Oak back in 2014 when it was voted the World’s Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whisky Awards – the first time a whisky from somewhere other than Scotland or Japan had been awarded this honour.
It is now one of the most sought-after whiskies in the world, and Bankstown Sports is one of the only venues in NSW to purchase private stock for members and guests to enjoy. We will also have the original barrels that our whisky was distilled in, on display in Basement Brewhouse and Atrium Bar.
ABOUT SULLIVAN’S COVE FRENCH OAK
The HH525 was voted the World’s Best Single Malt Whiskey at the 2014 World Whiskey Awards, which was the first time a whisky from somewhere other than Scotland or Japan has been awarded this honour.
It’s described as a “big, fat, chewy whisky, full of rich toffee and molasses notes. You could almost be forgiven for mistaking it for Demerara rum on first taste!” (sullivanscove.com)
TASTING NOTES: Full, rich dark chocolate with cinnamon, orange peel, hazelnut and licorice mint.
PALATE: Rich and sweet front palate with flavours of chocolate, pepper, toffee and fruit cake.
FINISH: Long, lingering finish of dried fruit and dark chocolate.
Sullivan’s Cove French Oak single malt whisky is now available at Basement Brewhouse and Atrium Bar for a limited time.