Whiskey Fellow: MORRIS "The Signature" Australian Single Malt Whisky Review & Tasting Notes

Whiskey Fellow: MORRIS "The Signature" Australian Single Malt Whisky Review & Tasting Notes

One of the cool things about the Wonderful World of Whisky is discovering all the points worldwide that distill it. I’ve tasted whisky from every continent except Antarctica. Each country puts its spin on things, which is genuinely fascinating.

My review explores MORRIS’s “The Signature” Australian Single Malt Whisky. The malted barley is 100% locally sourced. It carries no age statement but spent at least three years in oak, then was placed in former MORRIS award-winning fortified wine casks for an undisclosed duration. There is no indication of chill filtration or E150a coloring. Packaged at 44% ABV (88°), I spent $49.99 on a 700ml bottle.

And now, I’ll #DrinkCurious to see if I made a smart purchase or if I’ll be disappointed.

Appearance: I sipped this whisky neat from my Glencairn glass. The liquid inside was the color of rust; the medium rim created watery legs while retaining fat droplets.

Nose: The nose was filled with plums, cherries, black grapes, rich caramel, and, of all things, wool (really?). There were faint wood notes that attempted to peek through. When I inhaled the vapor through my lips, I tasted almond nougat.  

Palate: I found the texture to be somewhat silky. On the front, I encountered dried apricots, pears, and figs. The middle offered flavors of raw almonds, pastry, and raspberries. The back consisted of mildly charred oak, clove, and dark chocolate.  
Finish: Medium in duration, the finish featured roasted coffee, oak, cocoa powder, almond, pastry, clove, and a hint of char.

Bottle, Bar, or Bust: MORRIS The Signature had much going on because things seemed disjointed. There were parts I enjoyed and parts that left me wondering. It went down easily enough; it was proofed correctly (although it would be interesting to explore this at a higher proof).

I am interested in MORRIS’s other offerings, such as the Muscat or Sherry barrels. As The Signature stands, it has high and low points, so I’m giving this one a Bar rating. Cheers!

My Simple, Easy-to-Understand Rating System

  • Bottle = Buy It
  • Bar = Try It
  • Bust = Leave It

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