THE TALE OF TWO WHISKIES
THIS IS A SPECIAL BALLOT ONLY PRICE - ANNOUNCED TO THE WINNERS
This maybe the first time in history where we have a rare and unique opportunity to taste the same whisky one twin was aged for 21 years in Scotland and the other aged 21 years in Australia at Cradle Mountain Whisky.
Due to the ageing the two whiskies present quite differently.
The twin whiskies will be offered through a ballot to give a few lucky people an opportunity to own and taste test these treasures of whisky history.
TASTING NOTES - The 21 Year Old's
The whiskies are essentially the same - produced at the same distillery, with the same ingredients and under the same conditions. However, the whiskies now present entirely different in terms of colour, nose, and taste due to maturation in different locations.
CRADLE MOUNTAIN WHISKY — TASMANIA
AGED: 21 years in Tasmania, Australia
COLOUR: Auburn mahogany
NOSE: Opens with apricots, mince pies, fruit cake, sherry, torched crème brûlée and forest moss
PALATE: Apricots and tangy lemon zest
FINISH: Cigar, port and bitter dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate and burnt wood.
CRADLE MOUNTAIN WHISKY — SCOTLAND
AGED: 21 years in Campbeltown, Scotland by Cadenhead’s
COLOUR: Golden amber
NOSE: Opens with almonds, marzipan and candied fruit; after a few minutes of aeration sweet chardonnay and clover honey lingers.
PALATE: Burnt toffee, wine dipped cigar. Mid palate spicy oak, vanilla and soft woody smoke.
FINISH: Drying wood, with white pepper and cigar
The same whisky matured in two different climates will develop unique characteristics.
The Campbeltown climate tends to be steady with high and low temperatures fluctuating by an average 4.2 degrees Celsius in a month. Summer temperatures sit around 17 degrees.
NORTHERN TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA
Tasmanian weather fluctuates with a high and low variance of
11.3 degrees and summer temperatures of 25 degrees. We experience about half as much rainfall as in Scotland.
The Angel’s Share losses in Tasmania can be as high as 70 per cent over the full term of the ageing of our spirits, which highlights the increase in maturation activity in the barrel. This is a stark contrast to Scotland, with a quoted Angel’s Share of around 2 per cent each year — around 40 per cent over the term of 21 years.
Ballot offer - Special Price - For Ballot Winners
Ballot winners have been announced on the 30th November 2021 at 3pm. The ballot winners, will be sent an offer by email to buy one set of The Tale of Two Whiskies for a special price of AUD$1,200.00 plus any shipping and insurance costs.