William Henry Ellis, Founder of Dysart House, was transported from England to Tasmania in 1827 for embezzlement. He was granted a Special Release shortly after his arrival and by 1836 was licensed to sell spirits from our property in Tasmania’s Midlands. In memory of Ellis we present our own Special Release Cask Strength Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky. Showcasing the purest Tasmanian barley and water, handcrafted using traditional methods and matured in specially-selected oak casks, each Cask Strength release is handpicked for it’s outstanding individuality.
Cask Strength Classic Range
Classic Pinot –
Nose: this dram presents delicate lifted floral notes with a sweet cherry element that is the signature of Pinot Noir ageing.
Palate: a clean and sweet explosion of flavours greets the palate then settles to a warm and delicately delicious mixture of the stone fruit and floral elements.
The finish is long and clean with lingering chocolate and toffee sweetness underlying the crisp pinot cask oak tannins which give this dram its elegant appeal.
Classic Port –
Nose: Dominated by sweet and fruity elements with undertones of rum and raisin chocolate adding depth.
Palate: Welcomes the soft yet wonderfully warming spirt with deep dark fruits and pantry spices dancing together to create a mouth-filling experience that only a port cask can deliver.
The finish is beautifully supported by the late arrival of the soft oak tannins and hints of dark chocolate and coffee grounds.
Classic Sherry –
Nose: Promises florals and sweet fruity notes of nectarine and peach wrapped in a parcel of delicate old oak.
Palate: Opening is all sweetness and juicy fruit elements but across the palate the magic begins and a transformation occurs with exotic spices and sherbet notes coming in late to create a complex and beguiling mix of sweet and savoury.
The finish is dramatic and elegant with late dryness from the old oak tannins complimenting the spices and sweet floral elements in a perfect crescendo.
Classic Port, Classic Sherry, Classic Pinot