After my first experience with English Whisky Co. wares, it was time to be bold and push the boundaries even further, so I went ahead and tasted the peated version of English Whisky Co.
It’s another The Whisky Exchange exclusive, bottled at 55.2% with only 290 bottles produced. I had two questions in mind about it:
1. is the peat source a local one in Norfolk or is it sourced from Scotland or outside the UK?
2. How does it stand up to the classic (and unpeated) version?
English Whisky Co. Peated TWE Exclusive (55.2%, 290 bottles, £61.95)
Nose: First impression: creamy peat. Seriously, it like a mix of bowl of peat with a bottle of crream. digging deeper soft, musky and creamy, vanilla, fruity with pears and has a cloudy feeling (as it’s not clear and fresh). Continue reading
Let’s start the week with a new review from a new distillery on this site, the English Whisky Co. Distillery.
English Whisky Co., the brainchild of James Nelstrop (and his child Andrew), is the first distillery opened in England for over 100 years. They take pride for having pure water in an aquifer beneath them and access to local barley grown in the area (Norfolk).
So I thought that the best way to start the relationship between me and the distillery would be trying their classic whisky, but not their ordinary classic one. Instead, we’ll try the Whisky Exchange exclusive version, bottled at a whopping 53.4% with only 270 bottles lurking around.
English Whisky Co. Classic TWE Exclusive (53.4%, 270 bottles, £59.95)
Nose: Starts a bit musty and soft with lots of vanilla and soft honey notes, a dash of dried coconut flakes. After a minute soft fruit notes develops, most notably pears and to lesser extent peaches. Then some mellow fragrance rises and I must say it works great with the soft fruit. Overall it’s a very soft and lovely nose. Continue reading