Tasmanian whisky producer Lawrenny Estate Distillery has revealed its latest single malt bottling: Descension. The single malt whisky joins the producer’s Ascension Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky expression. Descension aims to showcase the company’s cask management skills. The spirit was created using Tasmanian barley and water sources from the upper River Derwent.
New make spirit was filled into ex-Port and ex-Bourbon casks. After ‘several years’ in the 100-litre casks, the whisky was vatted by type, strength-standardised, and entered into smaller ex-Bourbon and ex-Port casks, each with different qualities such as toasting and charring levels to impart subtle nuances throughout the profile.
Each whisky barrel was left to age for another year before being blended into the final whisky.