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Hellyer's Road Hellyers Road 10 Year Old


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

29th May 2016


Hellyer's Road Hellyers Road 10 Year Old
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The first cask of this Tasmanian distillery was put to sleep on 29th January 1999. That is why they were able to reveal their 10 Year Old a few years ago. It is, obviously, part of their core range.

Just like the Original, this shows mostly grass, citrus and white fruit on the notes. It is a tad sweeter with some more vanilla and caramel. A hint of cream and candied lemon. Comes across somewhat candy-like, but it also has a chemical edge, as if it was poured from a tin can. Lightweight.

On the palate, it is fairly oily and less sweet that you would expect after the nose. The arrival is feisty with a spicy touch. It has a malty heart, but also offers some fruit like coconut, apple and gooseberry. Crust of white bread. Bitter touch like tea.

The finish is medium long on citrus and caramel, but the spices prickle until the very last moment.

This is quite a step up from the NAS-version.

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