The taste of dark fruits, along with rich demerara sugar…
Adelaide Hills Distillery 78 Degrees Muscat Cask Finish Batch 001 South Australia Whiskey
Australian muscats can be big, bold, unctuously sweet beasts. And when used for maturation with Aussie whiskies, the muscat flavours and sweet oak can over-dominate the spirit.
So maybe, finishing the malt in a muscat cask, might be the trick, to tone this big, buxomly sweet flavours down.
This is exactly what Mr La Forgia at 78 Degrees has done. But get this, the casks held the muscat for over 20 years.
In his words, “Raisins and stewed prunes on the front palette give way to notes of cocoa pops. Dried apricot comes through late, with a tingling spice of black pepper. The taste of dark fruit, along with some rich demerara sugar. A lingering note of clove and black pepper, along with a faint smokey note”.
And for 2022...”Muscat Whiskey Wins Best in Category at the 2022 World Whiskies Awards!
The results from the 2022 World Whiskies Awards are here & we’re so excited that our 78° Muscat Finish Whiskey has taken out the coveted Category award for Australian Grain – Under 12 years”.