The sixth batch and release of Iniquity’s trademark ‘Silver Label’ single malt whisky from South Australian distillery Tin Shed. Officially now a museum expression as it has sold out through the distillery, this has been matured in port and sherry casks, with some “Mallee smoke” for added measure. (Mallee is a colloquial district with parts in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.)
Officially now a museum expression as it has sold out through the distillery, this has been matured in port and sherry casks, with some “Mallee smoke” for added measure.
There’s a touch of smoke on the nose, with plenty of Iniquity’s bold fruits and eucalyptus. There’s more wood smoke and oak char on the palate, which comes through in the nose when you return.
• 700 ml, 46% alcohol vol
Official tasting notes:
Mint toffee, wood-smoke, mixed apricots and apricot fruit leather, dried cherries, nuttiness, some leather, then smoked almonds, then some wine gums and violets; gets smokier and the usual thymol/eucalyptus puts in a late but welcome appearance.
Sweet peat and peanuts, much smokier than the nose; charry ashes, smoked mint toffee; gets much smokier in the palate, sweet and leathery, nutty; smoked apricot jam.
Charred paper and leather, nutty, mint toffee and roasted nuts; quite smoky.