Batch 3 of the Iniquity single malt whisky was voted as the favourite whisky of tonight’s Dram Club. Distilled at South Australia’s Tin Shed Distillery, the vote was taken by punters at the Parkside Bar in Redfern, Sydney.
Part of the very limited out-turn from the distillery’s first three barrels that have made it to bottles, Batch 3 it has been matured for two years in American oak ex-port casks with a two month finish in a rum cask.
The other whiskies tasted on the night were the Glenmorangie Original 10 Year Old, the Teeling Irish Single Grain, the Kilchoman 100% Islay second edition and the Benriach Curiositas Ten Year Old.
The light elegance of the Glenmorangie 10 was a great opener while the Teeling won over a few fans who thought they may not love Irish, or grain, whiskies prior. The second edition of the Kilchoman 100% Islay was a fascinating look back into the early days of Islay’s farmhouse distillery. Released in 2012, the back vintage is in short supply these days. The Benriach Curiositas 10-year-old was the second peated whisky of the night – although not everyone got the cured meats and honey smoked ham and cured meat notes that Scott associates with this dram. Yvette’s palate, as usual, differed a fair bit.
All five bottles are now behind the bar for purchase by the dram at very good prices (between $8 and $12 most likely).
The Iniquity Batch 3 will now appear again at the next Parkside Grand Finale, made up of the five favourite whiskies from the five previous tastings. So far the Glenmorangie Lasanta and the Iniquity Batch 3 are the first two in that line-up.
The two next Dram Club tastings at the Golden Barley in Enmore and Forest Lodge in Glebe are on sale now.