Lawrenny bottles Boal Madeira cask-finished whisky
Tasmanian whisky producer Lawrenny Estate Distillery has revealed its latest single malt bottling: Descension.
The single malt whisky joins the producer’s Ascension Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky expression.
Descension aims to showcase the company’s cask management skills.
The spirit was created using Tasmanian barley and water sources from the upper River Derwent.
New make spirit was filled into ex-Port and ex-Bourbon casks. After ‘several years’ in the 100-litre casks, the whisky was vatted by type, strength-standardised, and entered into smaller ex-Bourbon and ex-Port casks, each with different qualities such as toasting and charring levels to impart subtle nuances throughout the profile.
Each whisky barrel was left to age for another year before being blended into the final whisky.
To add a final layer of complexity, according to Lawrenny Estate Distillery, the whisky was then finished in Boal Madeira casks before bottling.
Boal Madeira casks were picked to add further complexity to the single malt whisky.
Descension sits at 46.6% ABV.
Fellow Australian producer Lark Distilling Co purchased the owner of Pontville Distillery and Estate for AU$40 million (US$29.9m) in 2021.
Lark Distilling opened a new distillery, complete with an immersive visitor centre, in March this year.
Lark Distilling is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, earlier this month the producer released a rare single malt whisky.
The producer also unveiled The Still, a whisky complex comprising a bar, tasting room and shop, in September last year.