The English Whisky Co. will release a very rare Single Malt Whisky on Thursday 19th May. This whisky is from the exclusive Founders Private Cellar, which only sees casks released on a very occasional basis.
This particular Cask, no. 365, is a complete one off. The single malt whisky spent the 1st half of its life maturing in a bourbon cask, which is not unusual but in a very bold move, it was then transferred to a virgin oak cask for the remainder of its big sleep.
The resulting whisky is not only different but was described but David Fitt, the head distiller as “sublime!”
These rare and unusual casks are highly sought after by collectors and drinkers alike as the number of bottles that can be filled from a cask is extremely limited. In this case we will only fill 285 bottles in total.
It is a privilege to have these casks in our private collection and whilst it is my job to ensure the collection is in good order for the next generation, I am always proud when a cask is deemed ideal for bottling and can therefore be shared with the wider whisky community.
– Andrew Nelstrop – distillery owner
Likely Retail Price approx. £175
Nose: Freshly baked treacle tart and milk chocolate digestive biscuits. Vanilla, stewed pears and bananas. Woody with hints of honeysuckle, soft leather and liquorice.
Taste: Milk chocolate and vanilla. A hint of golden syrup. Very fruity with an almost herbal note of fresh sage. A lovely long, dry and spicy finish.