Hobart's latest core range whisky, Pedro Ximénez Solera.
Replicating traditional solera methods, they have bottled only a portion of this release, ensuring that over time they can continue the tradition of fractional marriage both acknowledging traditional solera systems, and ensuring quality and consistency between batches.
A nose dominated by dates, raisins, rich, red fruit and toffee apple, accompanied by light melon, vanilla and subtle tobacco.
The palate is rich and chewy, with notes of jam, pastry, light leather and pantry spice. As a syrupy sweet and thick whisky, it is full-bodied and coats the palate, a fine balance between savoury and sweetness. Wine gums and light honeycomb notes come through with subtle dark chocolate and marmalade.
A medium long finish, savoury and lingering, with chocolate orange, fruit notes and slightly drying.
Note that ABV and bottle numbers may differ from that pictured.