Husk Distillers Triple Oak Australian Agricole Rum 5 years 44% 700ML
TRIPLE OAK BARRELS
Ex-port barrel. This very old barrel had aged port for several decades. It imparted old oak and rich port-like notes into the rum.
Ex-bourbon barrel. This barrel from Kentucky had been filled with bourbon, emptied, shipped over to Australia and then filled. It was most neutral barrel that allowed the rum to naturally and slowly develop beautiful fruity aromas.
Virgin American Oak (char #4). As a brand new barrel, the new wood had a heavy influence on the rum which picked up deep oak flavours with hints of coconut. The heavy char helped the release of sought after compounds such as vanilla while also allowing the rum to extract more tannin from the wood.
For the best tasting experience, pour a small volume of Triple Oak into a tulip shaped tasting glass and let it breathe for 5-10 minutes before nosing and tasting.
Nose: Dried cranberry and fig, green apple, oak, hint of lemon peel and a subtle port influence in the background.
Palate: Vanilla, charred oak, dried fruit, toffee and notes reminiscent of the old port barrel.
Finish: Generous spicy finish with soft tannins, vanilla and aged oak.