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- Brand: Hellyers Road Roaring 40's Original
- ABV: 40%
Hellyers Road Distillery was established in 1997 and is Australia's largest distiller of Australian single malt whisky. It is based on the Northern shore of Tasmania and the entry level release is named after the 'Roaring Forties' winds which bring in the rainwater used in the production of the whisky, this is matured in American white oak barrels.
This is bottled at 40%, NCF and uncoloured, very pale in the glass.
The nose is unusual, oak, slight antiseptic, grape juice, floral notes and apples.
The palate gives a completely different whisky. Bitter coffee (in a good way), dark chocolate (high % cacao), citrus and vanilla.
It is soft in the mouth but slightly to thin. I would love to try a 46% expression of this.
The finish lingers and has a slightly drying quality. Medium in length with chocolate undertones.
It mellows nicely in the glass and I will be interested to see how it changes over time in the bottle.