Fleurieu Distillery Message in a Bottle Single Malt Whisky South Australia 52.9 % 700ML
52.9% alc/vol from a marriage of several first fill ex-Seppeltsfield port casks. Unpeated, 700ml bottles.
Nose: Oily and fruity, lots of jam like characters and then vanilla icecream.
Palate: Dryer than the nose would suggest and a bit tighter, the alcohol is more restrained.
Finish: Jam, autumn leaves, dried fruit leather, some bitter lemon/orange and salted caramel.
Comment: Very Australian nose with fruity jams (apricot, fig and almond, blackberry and blueberry) and just a touch of herbal thymol.
MIB is all about softness, texture, balance, maltiness and just the right amount of oak. And it has it by the bucket loads as it is so rich and textured. There's hints of cinnamon, soy sauce, soft citrus fruitiness and lingering barley sugar flavours mixed with a hint of vanilla icecream at the end. Only 460 bottles were produced.