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Heartwood - Shade of Night

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 Wizards Gold Medal HoD 2018

Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year Heartwood

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Gold Medal Award

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Winner of the inaugural Peter Duly ‘Dram Of The Year’ Award from the Macquarie Branch of The Gillies Club - Australia.

 

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Nose: Polished furniture, strong bourbon notes, pencil shavings. Sweet, natural wood sugars. The longer you nose it, the more bourbon-like it becomes.
Palate: Surprisingly punchy on the palate – more alcohol than the nose prepared me for. But not aggressive. Bright American oak. Not as sweet as the nose sets up for, reminiscent of high-cocoa dark chocolate.
Finish: A slightly bitter-sweet note emerges, like the bitterness of charred oak, or charred rendered fat on the barbie.
Comments: An incredible nose that betrays its bourbon origins, and loads of alcohol and power – it’s no shrinking violet. Bitter/sweet interplay is intriguing, but not sure the balance is quite right?

Andrew Derbidge
Director & Cellarmaster
NSW Manager

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society