This small batch peated Chapter 9 from the English Whisky Co.'s St. George Distillery has been aged in first-fill ex-bourbon casks for over three years, so it qualifies to be known as English Single Malt whisky. We reckon it'll be popular.
The 11th Chapter of the English Whisky Company's regular releases, now definitely whisky and made with heavily peated malt. A recent award winner at the World Whisky Masters and a demonstration that English Whisky is something to keep an eye on.
A young and feisty whisky from Glenglassaugh, part of their Chosen Few range. Suitably for the youngest whisky in the range it's been chosen by the oldest member of their team, Maintenance Engineer Ronnie Lawrence. It's a 3 year old whisky matured in a 1st fill sherry hogshead and has picked up rather a beautiful colour in only a relatively short time. Distilled September 2009, bottled January 2013. This is restricted to one bottle per customer
The limited edition cask strength edition of The English Whisky Company's award winning Chapter 11. Aged for a little over 3 years and then bottled at full proof this is a punchy young whisky which has aged very well.
A first for Kilchoman - a whisky distilled and matured on Islay as usual, but also only using grain grown on the island. It's only a 3 year old but has a lot to it, as we've come to expect from Kilchoman.
X4 is Bruichladdich's quadruple-distilled experimental revival of usquebaugh-baul, the 'perilous spirit'. Having come off the stills at around 90%, this much-discussed distillate has now reached three years of age and can be called whisky. Bottled at an eye-watering 63.5%.
A long awaited release from Ichiro Akuto's Chichibu distillery - their first whisky, aged for three years. It was a hit at the 2011 Whisky Show and the slow boat from Japan finally deposited it on our shores in early 2012.
The Glengyle distillery, which produces Kilkerran, only started production in 2004. This particular whisky is part of an ongoing project in which they use a solera system to mature the whisky. The Solera cask is only filled with whisky that was distilled in 2004 and bottled exclusively for visitors to "The Tasting Room" (a special Tour offered by Springbank/Glengyle).