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Heartwood - Shade of Night


 Wizards Gold Medal HoD 2018

Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year Heartwood






Gold Medal Award



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




Drink good whisky slowly and responsibly...

"Four Corners of Ross" - a sneak preview

Just wow - Tims advice to try it in stages works - I tried it immediately, after 10 minutes, and then 10 minutes later...

Starts off very calm - not like previous Heartwoods at all... milder than I'm used to, but then the alcohol content is down to a mere mid-to high 60s...

The bourbon is there, but muted...

Ten minutes later, hello dirty dog!

We've got an entirely new drink - if I didn't have the glass in my hand the whole time, I would've sworn it was a new drink... it's mouthwatering, "juicy", the peat giving just enough to let you know something is going on... I got a hint of green apples and tea (not normally something I find in bourbon maturation)

The finish long long long... the woody oak is coming out, drying... on and on and on... lovely!!

Gonna need to do some more, umm, 'studying', on this one - yes, that's it... studying...

Anyway, that's my first tasting of the Four Corners - it's going to be a glorious expression...


Richard Stewart
Tasmanian Whisky Appreciation Society