Bakery Hill Classic 46% and Classic Cask Strength

Whisky:
Rating:
Bakery Hill Double Wood 46%
★★★★☆
Score:
84/100
ABV:
46%
Region:
Victoria, Australia 
Body:
Medium 
Intensity:
Medium 
Texture:
Medium 
Balance:
Good 
Best served:
Neat 
Theme(s):
Nutmeg weaves around honeyed dried apricots as bitter alcohol adds a bitter cloud that evapourates  
Tasting notes:
Nose: The aroma of nutmeg sprinkled over over ripe apricot is first noticeable with a mild hint that this whisky could have used a bit more time in the barrel. The new spirit is a presence in the glass, almost doughy, but the sugary fruit adds some nice vitality with the alcohol. 

Taste: An immediate surge of bitterness takes hold, not quite oak dominated but more resembling the bitterness of alcohol. Some of notes of creamy porridge emerge with wisps of dry smoke and dried apricot drizzled with some honey. There are sparks of nutmeg and spicy oak. 

Finish: The finish is moderate with a lingering dryness lifting off the base of the tongue as a dull bitterness replaces the vibrant dried fruit sweetness.
Likes:
Nice sweet complexity with decent spiciness
Dislikes:
Bitter notes, and this whisky seems a little immature on the nose
Price:
$100 for 500ml (Aus)

 

 
Whisky:
Rating:
Bakery Hill Classic Cask Strength 
★★★★
Score:
79/100
ABV:
60.1%
Region:
Victoria, Australia 
Body:
Medium 
Intensity:
High 
Texture:
Light-medium 
Balance:
OK
Best served:
Neat 
Theme(s):
A dry burst of alcohol is accompanied with tart fruit and a similar alcoholic fume of a cask strength British style pot still rum 
Tasting notes:
Nose: Strangely conjuring memories of chlorinated swimming pools, the alcohol spearheads the assault with dry ethanol alongside dark but tart berry fruits and a sweet burst of tinned apricots in syrup. 

Taste: A big burst of dry alcohol smacks against the palate. The theme  in this whisky, I think, is a tart fruitiness that is lacking in a much needed sweetness to balance the experience. The taste of this whisky seems to be dominated by the alcohol, which adds a dry bitterness and seems to overpower the influence of the oak. 

Finish: The finish is dry and, strangely, very similar to a cask strength British style pot still rum! 
Likes:
I actually enjoyed the dry finish 
Dislikes:
The alcohol seems much too dominant 
Price:
$130 for 500ml (Aus) 
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