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Small Reserve Release 06 - Port Cask


Small Reserve Release 06

700ml – ABV 45.3% - Only 46 bottles available

Cask Type: Port

Cask Number: 013 + 014

Spirit: McLaren Vale Distillery

Tasting Notes:

A sublime taste of SA! This whisky started as a South Australian spirit residing in a remarkably coopered barrel for under 3 years, made by JP Cooper in the Adelaide hills. With mouth-watering tasting notes reminiscent of Fruchoc's (a childhood favourite), a medley of rich Barossa Valley dried fruits, McLaren Vale cabernet grapes, and freshly baked warm chocolate brownie…this proudly 100% South Australian release is not to be missed!

Colour – Burt Umber

Nose – Slightly burnt custard, toasted croissants, hazelnuts, dark toasted caramel, leather, toffee banana

Palate – Thinned cream, Red Ripper lollies, medley of dried fruit, big and fudgy, cabernet sitting

Finish – Medium to long, strawberry jam, browned butter, gentle oak to finish

Pairing Suggestion – Smoked BBQ food, chocolate brownie fresh out of the oven! roasted almonds, blue cheese and quince paste, vanilla ice cream drizzled with PX sherry

Animal Fact – White Rhino

White rhinos are the second largest land mammal and their name comes from the Afrikaan’s, a West Germanic language, word “weit” which means wide and refers to the animal’s mouth. Also known as the square-lipped rhinoceros, white rhinos have a square upper lip with almost no hair. Two genetically different subspecies exist, the northern and southern white rhino and are found in two different regions in Africa. As of March 2018, there are only two rhinos of the northern white rhino left, both of which are female. After more than a century of protection and management, they are now classified as Near Threatened and 19,600 – 21,000 animals exist in protected areas and private game reserves.


IUCN Red List Classification – Vulnerable (decreasing)