[Sold Out] Break Even XXII: Rare Tasmanian Single Malts Part 2. [2018.12.02.]

Break Even XXII: Rare Tasmanian Single Malts Part 2.

– In Collaboration With Gold Bar Hobart – 

Sunday, December 2nd 2018, Hobart Tasmania


Hoposphere & Gold Bar Hobart invite you to Break Even XXII, on Sunday the 2nd of December.

The 2nd round in our ‘Rare Tasmanian Single Malts’ series will, once again, cover some of a favourite Tasmanian Distilleries.

There will be rare, limited release, and single cask expressions from the Lark Distillery, Redlands Distillery, Hobart Whisky Company, Old Kempton Distillery, Heartwood Malt Whisky & T.I.B.

Once again, we have secured another ‘Break Even’ exclusive Single Cask.

Light finger foods, refreshments and good times provided on the night. Tickets are limited, 24 seats only.

Tickets: Break Even XXII [Sold Out]

Tickets Limited: $90 Per Person / Sold Out
When: Sunday, December 2nd 2018, 16:00 – 19:00
Where: Gold Bar AU, Salamanca



The Line Up: 


  • #1: Lark Distillery (Australia/TAS) – Lark Distillers Select: 2018 Limited Release

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

‘In the spirit of exploration, our Distiller’s Selection 46% releases are specially selected by our distillers as whiskies that are intriguing and different, showcasing unique flavours outside of Lark house style.’

‘LDF1805 is a rich, oily and complex spirit with a special sweetness and traces of quintessential Lark. Honey-coloured and hugely rich, it has a burnt orange and brandy custard nose that builds to dark chocolate, salted caramel, and a big oaky finish. The sort of finish that says you should have just one more sip.’


Cask Number: LD1805/LDF1805

Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrel

Bottle Number: 396/498

Bottle Date: 2018/06/18

Alcohol By Volume: 46.0%



  • #2: Devil’s Distillery (Australia/TAS) – Hobart Whisky Company: Batch 18-001 1st Release Ex-Bourbon Cask Matured Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky [48.8%]

 

[ Sold Out / 1st Release ] 

‘Hobart Whisky First Release, a skilful marriage of selected small ex-bourbon casks, expressed at 48.8% abv.’

‘Nose: Enticing honeycomb and vanilla fudge wrapped in a hint of sweet beeswax. Light and fresh with the promise of violet crumble.’

‘Palate: Lovey creamy and mouth-filling soft, sweet spirit with a solid base of clean malt underpinning the vanilla crème brulee notes that shout ‘well made bourbon cask single malt’. A pleasantly light, beguiling and eventually deeply satisfying dram.’

‘Finish: Medium to long with lingering toffee notes and enough white oak tannins to guard against any cloying effect. An entirely satisfying conclusion that invites another visit.’


Cask Numbers: DD 40/001, 40/002, 40/003, 40/004, 40/005

Cask Type: 38L Hillrock Distillery American Oak Ex-Bourbon Casks

Bottle Number: 024/423

Bottle Date: 2018/08/02

Alcohol By Volume: 48.8%



  • #3: Old Kempton Distillery (Australia/TAS) – T.I.B. – Redlands Release #7: RD003 Ex-Bourbon + 5% RD008 Ex-Sherry Cask Matured Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky [51.0%] 

[ Sold Out / Limited Release ] 

‘”Tasmanian Independent Bottlers Pty Ltd” was established in 2015 to showcase limited bottlings of Australian and New Zealand spirits. Their production model is based on Tim Duckett’s Heartwood operation, however, the aim is to produce whiskies that may have a greater range of appeal with ABVs around 48% as opposed to high octane mid-sixties. Whiskies are matured in Australian quarter casks (100 litres), with spirits being sourced from several Australian and one New Zealand distillery. New make is purchased and selected based on its texture and flavour profile then matched to a specific barrel type.’


[ Distilled at Old Kempton Distillery ] 

Cask Number: RD003 [95%] + RD008 [5%]

Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrel

Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Sherry Cask

Bottle Date: October 2018

Alcohol By Volume: 51.0% 



  • #4: Lark Distillery (Australia/TAS) – Heartwood Malt Whisky: @#$%^&*3 Ex-Bourbon + Oloroso Sherry Cask Finished Tasmanian Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky [56.7%]

 

[ Sold Out / Limited Release ] 

‘Tasmanian Heartwood Malt Whisky Pty Ltd currently has 7,000+ litres of whisky stored in 200, 240 and 300 litre barrels. The whiskies are maturing in a variety of barrel types that include bourbon and Australian tokay, muscat, port, sherry and rum. The barrels are filled with “new make” spirit from seven (7) different distilleries. We now have both peated and unpeated spirit. We have nine (9) spirit types.

The collection commenced in 1999 and continues today where we have control and input into every stage of the whisky’s development. We are there to determine the amount of peat used for production. We actively seek out the best new make spirit. We actively select the barrel. The barrels are filled and housed under our complete control. We are definitely there to sample the whisky as it matures.

If somethings isn’t right, we will reshape it, we will blend it, we will re-barrel it and we may even belt it. Long live the brontosaurus.

We do not have commercial drivers. The quality of the whisky produced is the most important aspect of our endeavours. The whisky will be bottled when it is ready. If it is really, really, good, we might just keep it for ourselves (to be shared with friends).’


[ Distilled at the Lark Distillery ] 

Cask Numbers: LD813 + LD823

Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrels

Cask Finish: American Oak Oloroso Sherry Cask

Bottle Number: 42/191

Bottle Date: 2018/09/05

Alcohol By Volume: 56.7%



  • #5: Lark Distillery (Australia/TAS) – Heartwood Malt Whisky: @#$%^&*4 Ex-Bourbon + PX Sherry Cask Finished Tasmanian Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky [55.4%]

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

‘Tasmanian Heartwood Malt Whisky Pty Ltd currently has 7,000+ litres of whisky stored in 200, 240 and 300 litre barrels. The whiskies are maturing in a variety of barrel types that include bourbon and Australian tokay, muscat, port, sherry and rum. The barrels are filled with “new make” spirit from seven (7) different distilleries. We now have both peated and unpeated spirit. We have nine (9) spirit types.

The collection commenced in 1999 and continues today where we have control and input into every stage of the whisky’s development. We are there to determine the amount of peat used for production. We actively seek out the best new make spirit. We actively select the barrel. The barrels are filled and housed under our complete control. We are definitely there to sample the whisky as it matures.

If somethings isn’t right, we will reshape it, we will blend it, we will re-barrel it and we may even belt it. Long live the brontosaurus.

We do not have commercial drivers. The quality of the whisky produced is the most important aspect of our endeavours. The whisky will be bottled when it is ready. If it is really, really, good, we might just keep it for ourselves (to be shared with friends).’


[ Distilled at the Lark Distillery ] 

Cask Numbers: LD813 + LD823

Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrels 

Cask Finish: European Oak Pedro Ximinez Sherry Cask

Bottle Number: 159/181

Bottle Date: 2018/10/18

Alcohol By Volume: 55.4% 



  • #6: Lark Distillery (Australia/TAS) – The Wolf Release: LD x WOTW Collaboration: Limited Release Smoked Porter Cask Finished Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky [54.0%]

[ Sold Out / Limited Release ] 

‘A unique exchange of ideas, passion and casks.’

‘Lark Distillery whisky casks were carefully selected by our friends at Wolf of the Willows, decanted, and sent on a journey across the Bass Strait. Filled with the Wolf’s Imperial Johnny Smoked Porter and left to age, they worked their magic before being emptied and returned to Tasmania, to be refilled with Lark single malt whisky. The result is the Wolf Release: a unique single malt whisky that reflects an adventurous and collaborative journey.’

‘Nose: A faraway grass fire leads into sweet pineapple and charred lemon. Varnished oak drives into toffee apple with a heavy cocoa chocolate.’

‘Palate: Liquid lychee paves the way for kiwi fruit and raspberry jubes. The fruits develop into a milky banana milo, brewed over a campfire.’

‘Finish: Strong American Oak vanilla evolves to honeycomb enveloped by chocolate, which lingers before transforming into dark chocolate with hints of smoke.’


Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrel

Cask Finish: WOTW Smoked Porter Casks

Bottle Number: 305/382

Alcohol By Volume: 54.0%



  • #7: Lark Distillery (Australia/TAS) – Dark Valley Whisky: Convict’s Arrow: Lark Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Tasmanian Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky [62.5%] 

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

Days Matured: 750 Bottled: November 2018

‘Tasmania’s history is steeped in the blood and sweat of the convict workforce. Roads, ports, and even the prisons that held them, were built by men and women transported from the United Kingdom. Bringing with them the art of distillation, they are to thank for whisky in Australia, even if we’ve made it our own since then. A whisky to drink whilst contemplating the importance
of the past.’


[ Distilled at the Lark Distillery ] 

Cask Type: 20L American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrel 

Days Matured: 750 Days

Bottle Number: 13/30

Bottle Date: 2018/11/15

Alcohol By Volume: 62.5% 



  • #8: Old Kempton Distillery (Australia/TAS) – Old Kempton Small Cask Matured: Pinot Noir Single Cask RD017 Tasmanian Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky [64.9%] 

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

‘Old Kempton Distillery is located in Dysart House, Kempton, in an 1840’s colonial inn. It is an easy 40 minute drive from Hobart and approximately 2 hours from Launceston.’

‘Hand Crafted. Small Cask Matured. Tasmanian, Single Malt Whisky.’


Cask Number: RD017

Cask Type: 120L French Oak Ex-Pinot Noir Cask

Cask Details: 2004 Moorilla Estate Vintage Pinot Noir

Bottle Number: #023

Bottle Date: 2018/05/17

Alcohol By Volume: 64.9% 



  • #9: Devil’s Distillery (Australia/TAS) – Hobart Whisky Company: Batch 18-001.5 ‘Break Even XXII Exclusive’ Ex-Port Tasmanian Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky [74.1%] 

[ Break Even XXII Exclusive ] 

‘Hobart Whisky, a proud culmination of Tasmanian climate, endeavour and skill. Hobart Whisky bears testimony to our Tasmanian malted barley, fermented with style, gently distilled with grace, then sweetly rested in small hand selected oak casks. Craft distilled, oak rested and hand bottled at our distillery based in the heart of Hobart, each small batch holds its own distinctive characteristics and signature.’

‘Bottled exclusively for Break Even XXII: Rare Tasmanian Single Malts Part 2, we present to you, HBW Batch No: 18-001.5.

Matured in a 20l American Oak Ex-Port Cask, before being decanted and bottled. It’s natural colour, cask strength, non chill filtered, and bottled at a whopping 74.1% ABV.’


Cask Number: DD 20/002

Cask Type: 20L American Oak Ex-Port Cask

Bottle Number: 001/001

Bottle Date: 2018/10/23

Alcohol By Volume: 74.1%


Bottled exclusively for;

Hoposphere’s Break Even XXII: Rare Tasmanian Single Malts Part 2.



The Next Break Even Tasting:
Break Even XXIII: Port vs, Sherry Casks Part 1. 

TBA?, Hobart, Tasmania.

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