Heartwood wins 2015 Independent Bottler of the Year!

News just announced… – aHeartwood Malt Whisky huge congratulations to Tim Duckett & Heartwood!!!

“WIZARDS OF WHISKY WORLD INDEPENDENT BOTTLER OF THE YEAR 2015

This is the first time that the independent award has gone outside the United Kingdom, but it goes to a company that has been ritually kicking butt for a couple of years now, and which demands your attention.
Heartwood is the company owned by maverick Tim Duckett, who epitomises everything good about New World whisky in general and Australian whisky in particular.

Heartwood bottles casks bought from Lark, and each one is marked out by three specific factors: the irreverent names that Tim gives them, their hyper cask strengths – high 60s and into the 70s – and most of all, masses and masses of flavour.

Drinking Heartwood is the whisky equivalent to a net session with Aussie paceman Mitchell Johnson when he’s got a toothache. These whiskies – with names such as Convict Redemption, Convict Resurrection and Vat Out Of Hell – are big, bold, unsubtle, complex, confusing and unforgettable. If the likes of Lark and Sullivan’s Cove are AC/DC, Heartwood is Rose Tattoo and The Angels jamming with the volume on 11: snarling, in your face, and dripping in passion, intensity and intent.

You either love them or hate them – whisky’s equivalent of vegemite sandwiches – but they are leading an Australian journey in to new and unchartered waters – and they sum up perfectly what The Wizards of Whisky are all about.
Heartwood picked up two gold medals for The Beagle and Convict Redemption. Tim tells me his next release is ‘an absolute cracker’ bottled at 72% ABV. The Wizards can’t wait….

Hear Tim Duckett’s response to the Wizards Award in the net issue of World Whisky review, out in two weeks.”

Article by Dominic Roskrow of:

http://thewhiskytastingclub.co.uk/Blogs/domblog/2015/01/19/wizards-of-whisky-world-independent-bottler-of-the-year-2015/#respond

 

Heartwood release new expression – The Convict Resurrection

Fantastic news from Tim over at Tasmanian Heartwood Malt Whisky:

Heartwood Convict ResurrectionIt’s taken time. It’s big. It’s origin is a Port Cask from Tasmania Distillery, Sullivan’s Cove. Distilled by Bill and Patrick. It’s over 14 years old………AND IT IS 72%ABV (not our strongest but very close) and its recipe is top secret, apart from the information I have just given you.

WE always say it…..yes, it is one of our best. Possibly even better than the CONVICT REDEMPTION Batch 2. More bam per dram, more throttle per bottle, more pleasure per measure, more flavour to savour.

Enjoy the moment.”

it’s always an exciting moment when a new Tasmanian whisky is released – I’ll have to sneak a sample and do a review!!!

Here’s the details on the new release:

Name: Convict Resurrection
Age: 14yo
Cask Type: American Oak Port
Alc/Vol: 72%
Distilled: March 2000
Decanted: December 2014
Cask No: HH0239
Bottle Size: 500ml

If you’d like to purchase this, click here to head over to the Heartwood Website, and place your order – be quick, they usually sell out very very fast