LIMEBURNERS Darkest Winter
LIMEBURNERS Darkest Winter. Darkest Winter is one of our most awarded and internationally recognised whiskies, and in 2018 was awarded World’s Best International Craft Whisky at the prestigious USA ADI spirits competition. Smoked with Western Australian peat for an extended period, Darkest Winter was made to warm your soul through the darkest days and longest nights.
When Master Distiller Cameron Syme formed his vision of Darkest Winter, he wanted to create a whisky that showcased Western Australian peat. Taking the gentle peat located near the depths of the Valley of the Giants in Walpole, premium Great Southern barley has been smoked for an extended period to intensify the characteristics of this rare and unique peat source.
Matured in ex-bourbon American oak barrels, Darkest Winter exudes aromas of toasted maple and freshly cut straw, with a silky sweetness, notes of crushed almond and a warming smokiness developing on the palate.
Darkest Winter is intended to be sipped in celebration of every great occasion or for moments of reverence. Each year we choose to celebrate our famous Darkest Winter expression on the night of the Winter Solstice.
Barrelled at absolute cask strength, this is peated whisky as it sits in the cask, and Darkest Winter is bottled as individually numbered cask expressions.
Each barrel will exhibit its own unique characteristics, creating slight variation from batch to batch.