Morris Muscat Barrels Australian Single Malt Whisky 46% 70cl
On the border of Victoria and New South Wales, Morris is a highly regarded Oz wine producer operating for over 150 years, best known for it's fortified wines.
So it was with some surprise that they launched a Single Malt whisky in June 2021 - with the help of John McDougall, a Master Distiller formerly of Balvenie, Laphroaig and Springbank) and the late legendary distillery consultant Dr Jim Swan.
The spirit is produced in the original still that produced the base spirit for the fortified wines, that was installed in 1941. It was carefully restored and named 'Aurora' in honour of the story of Sleeping Beauty - and which given that's also my eldest daughter's middle name meant I HAD to bring it into the shop!Distillation commenced in 2016, using 100% Australian barley. Maturation takes place in both French and American oak casks that previously held Morris' fortified wines, providing rich, full and sweet flavours throughout - although there is also a sofly dry edge due to the presence of red wines being used. A finish of around 4 months in casks that held fortified Muscat wines increases notes of honey, making this sweet initially (maybe too sweet for some) before white pepper and soft chili arrive at the end thanks to the youthful age. It'll be interesting to see what this is like at older ages - the youthful bite stops it from becoming too sweet and sugary in a very good way, whereas it might be a bit overbearing as time goes on in cask!
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