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Morris Rutherglen

Morris Rutherglen
Muscat Barrel Finished Australian Single Malt Whisky

Category: Australian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 46%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$90

Morris Rutherglen
Muscat Barrel Finished Australian Single Malt Whisky

Category: Australian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 46%
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of polished oak and leather furniture, honeyed figs rolled in sugar and baking spices, pistachio and clove, and tim tam cookie with a round, crisp, dry medium-full body and a long finish that presents accents of spicy worchester and oak forward, garrigue, and kettle corn. An excellent Whisky that demonstrates world-class quality while maintaining Australian terroir.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: polished oak and leather furniture, honeyed figs rolled in sugar and baking spices, pistachio and clove, and tim tam cookie
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of spicy worchester and oak forward, garrigue, and kettle corn
Smoothness Smoothness: Polished
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An excellent Whisky that demonstrates world-class quality while maintaining Australian terroir.

The Producer

Copper and Grain Distilling

The Producer

Australian Whisky

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Although not a huge industry, there are more than a dozen makers of Australian whisky, with most of them located on the island of Tasmania. Quality is quite high, especially for the versions aged in small French oak barrels for more than 12 years. There are various styles of Australian whiskey, both blended as well as single malt.

Australian whiskeys are generally smooth, without the peatiness or tang of Scotch whiskys. Flavor profiles range from notes of honey, forest herbs and golden raisin to cedar and chestnut. These are generally whiskies for sipping.