Next week I’m off to Europe. I had wanted to go to Islay to inspect my property but getting to Islay is a non-trivial exercise so I’m off to Skye and Aberdeen to visit the distilleries of some of my favourite Scotch whiskies. In the meantime Australia is doing well in the whiskey space with Tasmania producing some good whiskies.
Tasmanian distillery Sullivan’s Cove has been named the world’s best single malt whisky at the World Whiskies Award held on Thursday night in London.
Sullivan’s Cove’s French Oak Cask variety was judged the global winner, as well as Australia’s best, from a high-quality pool of single malt entries. They included Scotland’s Bunnahabain, Aberfeldy, Glenkinchie and Glenlivet distilleries, as well as Japanese powerhouse Yamazaki.
The problem that I have is that I’m unwilling to to pay the exorbitant price for Tasmanian whiskey when I can get magnificent Scotch for a better price.