Tin Shed Distillery distiller Ian Schmidt takes drinkers through his tasting notes from Batch 14 of their Iniquity silver label expression.
Batch 14 is made up of 30% a two-year-old American oak sherry cask, the rest a combination of dregs and bottling left overs married in a French oak red wine cask.
The whisky is available from the South Australian distillery’s website, written tasting notes below:
Nose: Honey, herbs and toffee early then sliding to mint toffee with ferns and vine leaves. Nice, gentle and ferny woody notes that get a sour edge which is slightly sappy.
Palate: Big, rich and much more Christmas cakey than the nose even slightly hinted. More oomph with plums with a spirit bite; very warming, some slightly astringent stone fruits and there’s some wine barrels, maybe port or sherry, best bet is medium dry sherry.
Finish: Some sour fruits and dusty oak, warming alcohol. Apricot and pastry comes out in the end along with wood bitters. The apricots and the wood really linger.
Comment: Mellow, yet complex and interesting.