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Whisky Reviews for Copperworks 2016 SMWS 143.1
2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.50 points
- This is not bad by any means, but the youth is evident. It drinks like a much lower proofed whiskey. The nose is quite muted and took about 10 minutes before I smelled anything at all. With some time, I got hints of vanilla, lemon, and burnt matchsticks (not the sulfur as much as the cardboard)... with a little more time, some honey. On the palate, it's young and grainy, with the vanilla, lemon and honey reappearing, with a little bitter oak. The finish is medium, with some herbal/bitter notes... so, I now get the reference to tea from the SMWS notes. It's not bad, but I'm not sad my sample is gone.
- SMWS Tasting Notes: An amazing deep mahogany colour! This was matured in a cask using staves that were air dried for 18 months, then heavily toasted and charred to #2. The aroma was that of Acacia honey on slices of buttered toasted malt loaf next to simmering red currants almost ready to be filled into jars for jelly. On the palate, full roasted oak and coffee flavours with hints of molasses and a slightly bitter turmeric finish. Diluted – rain smells so appealing after a long period of dry weather, earthy, dunnage warehouse and floral notes of jasmine appeared, and the taste was that of hot cross buns, strawberry jam and sea buckthorn tea with honey and cinnamon. This malt was made from a six row barley variety known as Alba. We're talking very long fermentation here too. Three batches of wash were combined prior to distillation, each having between 9 to 13 days of fermentation!