Batch No.3 of a non-chill filtered single malt at a brave 50% ABV for intensity. Made entirely from Australian barley and craft brewers’ yeast for extra flavour.
The whisky is aged in 100% American Oak barrels to give a full, rich taste and enhance the toasty oak and vanilla characters of the "water of life". Fortis also boasts juicy red wine characteristics thanks to barrels from mostly Barossa Valley wineries, which once held powerful shiraz and cabernets. Some barrels are charred for complexity, most are fresh, lending Fortis the intense red wine flavours that soaked into the barrel staves. We don’t chill filter this stronger release to closely represent the whisky that comes from the barrel.
Founded in 2007 by David Vitale in Melbourne, Australia. Production has doubled since the brand moved to a purpose-built distillery in Melbourne’s Docklands Precinct, which was established in 2016. Their barley is sourced from between Hunter Valley in Northern Sydney and the Adelaide Hills. On top of that good quality red wine casks from Victoria are used to mature the whisky. The single malts are aged for less time than standard Scotch as with a warmer climate, the maturation process is affected and has the apparent influence of accelerating it.