Chapter 6 is the official release of proper three year old unpeated English single malt whisky from Norfolk's St. George's distillery, which has become a phenomenon following recent media coverage. Whisky Bible Awards 2014: 96 Points
A special edition bottling of Penderyn in honour of Cardiff City FC's winning of the 2012/13 NPower league and their advancement into the Premier League. Inside the bottle is Penderyn's Madeira cask finished whisky, distilled using their unique Faraday still.
John Rutte created John White after noticing the similarities between jenever and whisky. Named not after himself, but Johan de Witt, a famous 17th century politician. This is an exquisite blend of malt and grain with hints of smoke and juniper,
The first South African single grain whisky, Bain's is made in Wellington at the James Sedgwick distillery and has been festooned with awards since its arrival on these shores in 2010, culminating with the title of World's Best Grain Whisky at the World Whisky Awards. A smash hit. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisk(e)y Worldwide WWA 2013 - World's Best Grain Whisky
The One is the first whisky to be released by the team behind The Lakes Distillery in Cumbria. As they haven't started their own production yet, this is a blend of whiskies from around the British Isles - sweet, fruity and nutty.
The new Amrut Indian Single Malt has been beefed up to 46% and we can't wait to try it. The peated cask-strength stuff is excellent and this should be a significant improvement on the old 40% bottling.
A general release of one of the experiments Penderyn have been doing, combining their unique spirit with different casks. This Port-finished Welsh single malt was originally bottled only for the French market, but thanks to its popularity it has now become a fixture in the distillery's standard range.
The peated edition of The English Whisky Company's 2013 releases intended to be widely available as an entry level offering. In 2006, the distillery became the first in England to produce whisky for over 100 years.
Penderyn is a Welsh whisky distilled once in a unique Faraday copper still with an added purifier and rectification column and finished in Madeira casks for extra smoothness. Launched in 2004, Penderyn has built on its early promise and really carved a niche for itself.
An award winning whisky from Sweden's Mackmyra, based on bourbon cask matured spirit with some sherry casks and fresh Swedish oak in the mix. They also blend in a little of their smoky whisky for a light, well-balanced and fruity dram with a touch of spicy juniper smoke.
An unpeated whisky from Paul John Distillers, released in early 2013 to much acclaim. It's made using barley from the foothills of the Himalayas and is distilled and matured in Goa, producing a fruity spirit with a creamy texture.
The first bottle in Penderyn's Icons of Wales series, Red Flag commemorates Dic Penderyn, hanged for a murder that he didn't commit during the Merthyr Rising. The Red Flag of the title is the traditional flag of social protest, which Penderyn claim was first raised during the unrest. The whisky is finished in madeira casks and bottle at the distillery's now traditional 41%.
The new 46% Amruts are a very different proposition to the pleasant but unexciting original release. At the higher strength this 24ppm peated effort fairly fizzes along the tastebuds. This is excellent - hugely improved stuff from a distillery coming along in leaps and bounds.
The second release from the 'Icons of Wales' series - with a planned final number of fifty bottlings, this is titled 'Independence'. It commemorates the 1776 signing of the American Declaration of Independence signed by 56 men, of whom Thomas Jefferson and fifteen others had Welsh roots. This is presented with a copy of the declaration and a quill.