The Rest and be Thankful range is owned by Fox Fitzgerald Whisky Trading Ltd. a relatively young company that is both an independent bottler and representative of other brands.
The name “Rest & Be Thankful” comes from the inscription on a stone placed in the highest point of the steep coastal road built in 1753 by Scottish soldiers. Their expression of Port Charlotte comprises whisky distilled on June 12, 2002 and aged in ex-bourbon cask # 2008000908 for 13 years. Bottled unchill-filtered at natural strength of 62,2% abv on August 19, 2015 with an outrun of 216 bottles.
Nose: peat smoke, forest floor, hay, hints of leather and tobacco, vanilla, banana bread, apples, honeydew melon and touch of salted butter.
Palate: smoky and sooty, salted nuts, seaweed salad, touch of eucalyptus, green bananas, apples, pears, vanilla, licorice and hints of dried herbs.
Finish: long and warming, peat smoke, sea breeze, mixed herbs, hints of vanilla and salted caramel.