CHAPTER 16 – PEATED SHERRY CASK
English Whisky have described this as: “Our first release of a peated, sherry cask. This initial release has very light smoke but all the classic flavour and aroma you would expect from a sherry cask.”
Only 96 bottles of cask strength and 300 bottles of 46% released worldwide.
Tasting Notes for Chapter 16
I have never been in one, but what I would imagine the reading room of an old fashioned gentlemen’s club to smell like. Old books, soft warm leather, coffee grounds, bitter chocolate, soft aroma’s of cigar smoke. Hints of mint and walnuts. Rich fruits, think ripe dates and sticky prunes.
Dry, the coffee grounds are there along with the chocolate. Very soft, rich and oily. Light smoke and again the sticky prunes and dates come through. Hints of toffee and ginger spice. There must be a joke here somewhere about having a bit of ginger spice in your mouth but I’ll leave that to others!
CHAPTER 13 – WW1 EDITION
In light of the momentous occasion that 2014 signifies – a century since the start of WW1. English Whisky thought this was a date worth noting and so have designed a label, bottle and contents worthy of remembering 1914 and those that fought for us.
The whisky itself has gentle undertones of smoke and an earthiness to it – our way of giving a nod to the battlefields.
The English Whisky Co. are going to donate £2 to the Poppy Appeal for each bottle sold.
The bottling is limited to 1499 bottles.
Tasting Notes for Chapter 13
Sweet raisins, warm vanilla and slightly spicy. Hints of bread and butter pudding and caramelised sugar. Also a slight savoury and earthy background note.
Initially dry, then sweet, spicy (think white pepper), malty and oaky. Again the savoury, earthy notes come through. Slight touch of anise along with lovely warm vanilla, just like a vanilla sponge fresh from the oven. Finish is long and the dryness kicks back at the end.
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