Two Brewers was founded by two engineers and old friends, Alan Hansen and Bob Baxter who started a craft brewery in Whitehorse, Canada.
Yukon Brewing was established in 1997 and in 2009 the two brewers purchased a still to take their craft brewing journey onwards to the next level.
Their whiskies are distilled in small batches using different fermentation techniques and a mix of barrels. By exploring different production methods no two releases are the same, and each release has a unique character of its own.
- Two Brewers Yukon Single Malt Whisky: Batch 38 Peated
- Two Brewers Yukon Single Malt Whisky: Batch 41 Special Finishes
So, what did I think? Here are my tasting notes …
Tasting Notes – Two Brewers Yukon Single Malt Whisky: Batch 38 Peated (43%)
Created by blending peated and unpeated spirit matured for at least ten years in former bourbon casks.
A limited edition of 960 x 750ml and 90 x 700ml bottles.
Nose: Sweet, earthy gentle peat with fruity apple and shades of citrus.
Palate: Whispers of smokey peat with some sugary fruit including apple and lemon.
Finish: Modest antiseptic and a little chilli.
Overall: Not your usual peated dram – rather a lighter, gentler, tamer version that is ideal for first timers – a real joy of a dram and one to savour!
Tasting Notes – Two Brewers Yukon Single Malt Whisky: Batch 41 Special Finishes (43%)
Initially matured in former bourbon casks, then finished for two years in former Pedro Ximenéx sherry casks.
A limited edition of 1050 x 750ml and 90 x 700ml bottles.
Nose: Rich, stewed fruits with sweet toffee apples, chocolate, some coffee and vanilla pastry.
Palate: Luscious toffee apple with sweet, syrupy prunes, chocolate, a little lemon citrus.
Finish: Gentle growing pepper but it’s smooth, creamy and sweet all the way with this dram!
Overall: A great Christmas whisky with lush, sweet, fruity flavours – very moreish!
Two Brewers Whisky is available to buy from these Merchants:-
Highfern Ltd is the proprietor of Angels’ Nectar Blended Malt and Single Malt Scotch Whisky, and the UK importer of Langatun Swiss Single Malt Whisky, Strane London Dry Gin, and Cihuatn Rum.