Independent craft distiller, The London Distillery Company, has released The London Distillery Company 109 Cask Edition, – the first single malt whisky to be distilled in the city for more than 100 years!
Cask strengthed at 63.5%, The London Distillery Company 109 Cask Edition was laid down on the 9th September 2015 and rested for three years in 20-litre American oak – ex-Kings County Bourbon – barrels.
The whisky was double-distilled using 100% premium Plummage Archer malt and 1920s Distiller and Whitbread B yeast.
Whisky investment is booming and English whiskies are attracting increased attention from around the globe, particularly from Asian markets. We’re delighted to have produced another London first for whisky.
– Killian O’Sullivan: CEO, TLDC
The London Distillery Company 109 Cask Edition boasts a mango and brioche aroma, with raspberry jam and candied orange notes following. On the palate it offers intriguing, natural taste tones of heavy wood spice.
The 109 individual casks were snapped up within hours of being laid down.
Following its inaugural The London Distillery Company Rye Whiskey LV-1767 Edition release late last year, the release of TLDC’s Single Malt sees the Distillery steal another first for the UK whisky category.
Prior to The London Distillery Company re-opening in 2011, the last whisky to have been distilled in London is said to have been by the former Lea Valley Distillery, which closed circa 1903.
The London Distillery Company is an independent craft distilling business based on the ‘Beer Mile’ near Tower Bridge, TLDC was originally founded in 1807 and re-established in 2011.
The London Distillery Company’s portfolio includes world class Soil Association approved organic spirits, reflecting the company’s strong emphasis on environmental values, which are at the core of its products and methods. These include IWSC award winning Dodd’s Gin and Kew Organic Gin (in association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew).