This is a new release from the awesome guys down at Goolwa, South Australia.
Cartoon Lurve is produced using peated malts, and comes from a vatting of tawny port casks and apera casks. Early in January as well, this whisky picked up a Gold Medal at the American Distilling Institute Awards!
There is that signature golden syrup and treacle on the nose. There are also some spicy notes of cinnamon and cloves.
On the palate, the peat is so much more prominent, but very controlled. The peat plays very well with the sweeter notes from the Tawny & Apera casks. Peat laced with dark fruits, brown sugar and spice coats and linger on the palate. Definitely do not feel the ABV here. Behind the fruits, there is some umami notes, like shiitake mushrooms. And it ends with a long dry finish. Truly enjoyable and excellent whisky.