The “Dreaded Drop” is a special release of the best single cask in the Corowa Warehouse, selected by Master Distiller Beau Schilg. Volume 1 is a peated whisky matured in a single Chardonnay cask.
Opens up with a rush of beautiful spicy-oak aromas: star anise, rich vanilla bean, slightly charred wood and buttered brioche toast. There’s a faint hint of barbecue charcoal.
The palate is thick and full-bodied, with a drying hickory flavour emerging first, followed by toasted marshmallow, burnt toffee, fragrant sandalwood and a touch of elegant wood ash.
Long, turning peppery and spicy, with lingering flavours of dark caramel, bittersweet dark chocolate, drying leather, buttery chardonnay and yeasty bread.