Highwayman Batch #10 AWAS Exclusive Release – French Oak Apera/Tawny Cask

This is the final batch of highly anticipated, independently bottled Highwayman whiskies…

Distilled in November 2016 by Dan and the team at Young Henry’s in Newtown, it was put to sleep for over four years there in a 100L French oak heavy char Apera cask before being transferred to Byron Bay.

Once up north, Dan tipped the cask and brought it down to 55% using water from the natural spring that runs through the Restall family farm and split the liquid into four equal parts.

The liquid was then filled into four twenty litre French oak refill wet tawny casks and finished for 3 months in the peak of the Byron Bay summer before being bottled at a cask strength of 54.3%.

This is the gentlest Highwayman whisky bottled to date and also the finale to independence before the next chapter unveils…

Our last Highwayman release sold out in 20min so if you want to taste this truly unique dram make sure you check the AWAS group or your emails at 7pm (Sydney Time) on the 15th of April 2021.

  • Colour: Deep Dark Ruby Walnut
  • Nose: Intense fleshy stone fruit – peaches, nectarines and apricots drizzled in butterscotch syrup. Faint sandalwood incense spice reminiscent of Mizunara oak.
  • Palate: Sweet and sour lemon sherbet coupled with orange and vanilla syrup which transforms into an orange milk chocolate on the mid palate. A cocktail of confectionary that Willy Wonka would be proud of.
  • Finish: Medium sweet

Source: awas.com.au

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