Crafted with utmost dedication using locally sourced Australian ingredients, this exceptional whisky finds its home in the heart of Rutherglen, Victoria, at our regional distillery. There, it embarks on a transformative journey, aging predominantly in French oak casks that once cradled red wine.
What sets this whisky apart is its profound connection to our family's heritage and our prized fortified barrels. These barrels have a storied history, having previously housed our esteemed 15-year-old Morris Cellar Reserve Grand Topaque (Tokay). This fortified wine is renowned for its intense and captivating flavor profile, boasting delightful notes of toffee, seductive mocha, and velvety caramel that dance on the palate.
As this whisky undergoes the final stages of its maturation process in these very barrels, it takes on the distinct essence of this exceptional fortified wine. The result is a whisky brimming with complexity and character, thanks to the generous mid-palate of the fortified wine.
Tasting Note by Morris Australian:
Nose: Sweet toffee, malt, butterscotch, and a pronounced nuttiness are concentrated scents.
Palate: Rich, strong mocha, creamy caramel, and a hint of wood combine to create a delicate muscadelle, a warm, graceful sweetness.
Finish: Elegant and opulent, with a lengthy, velvety finish as creamy malt blends with delectable fruits.