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46% || The Character of Islay Whisky Company
From The Character of Islay Whisky Company comes a mysterious Islay single malt that goes by the name Aerolite Lyndsay. The peaty whisky has been sourced from an undisclosed distillery on the island, though we have been told that the liquid was aged for 10 years in a mixture of bourbon barrels and Spanish oak sherry quarter casks, which sounds thoroughly delicious. It’s bottled without any additional colouring, or any of that chill-filtration, too.
Nose: Lots of maritime peat, with notes of iodine intertwined with honey sweetness, paprika, salted caramel and old bookshelves.
Palate: Smoke returns alongside mint dark chocolate, espresso and new leather, with honey and soy sauce mixed together.
Finish: Boiled mint sweeties, liquorice allsorts, bonfire smoke and toffee penny, with a pinch of salt.
46% || Wolfburn Distillery
A late 2016 release from the Wolfburn distillery, matured in a combination of casks – 40% of this whisky was aged in second-fill quarter casks, 40% in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels and 20% in first-fill Oloroso Sherry hogsheads. An exciting release from the distillery.
Nose: Almonds and pecans, with a wave of sweet, sticky Sherry notes.
Palate: Raisins, currants, more mixed nuts and fresh barley.
Finish: Lingering Sherried spice on the finish.
50,4% || That Boutique-y Whisky Company
A fine sip from Cotswolds Distillery, they’ve been producing outstanding natural spirits since 2014. This is a balanced whisky carrying a real depth of flavour from time spent in the finest oak casks and was made using locally sourced and hand turned Cotswolds barley. Have you ever been to this lovely part of the world? It’s ever so quaint, as depicted on our label artwork. You’ll always receive a friendly welcome whenever you visit and… hang on, what’s that poking out from underneath the bushes? You’ll do well to remember that every village has its secrets.
Nose: Sweet and rich on the nose – there’s caramelised almonds, sweet pineapple, cherries, a hint of vanilla too.
Taste: The sweetness continues, but citrus-y warmth interjects – there’s lemon, orange and grapefruit.
Finish: Quite a leafy,, fresh finish with green grapes, freshly cut grass and a dash of lemon.
47,8 % || Darkness Whiskey Company
Darkness takes a modern and fresh approach to the development of outstanding Scotch whisky, committing itself to igniting the world of Scotch whisky with a vibrant experience of flavour, unrestrained in its expression.
Darkness 8 Year Old has been matured for eight years, originally aged in bourbon cask and crafted with singular distillation processes, then placed in specially coopered sherry casks, left to draw in the unique expression of the sherry influence.
49,9% || That Boutique-y Whisky Company
An independently bottled 11-month-old rye made by Colorado’s Distillery 291 and bottled by That Boutique-y Rye Company. Distillery 291’s spirits benefit from the uniquely Coloradan proprietary process the brand employs, called the El Paso County Process, which takes the stillage of IPA beer and adds it to the mash. The whisky may be bold and innovative, but the label is more demure and ominous (save for that charming little Aspen tree on the left). Accompanying the 1920’s theme are gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz, American artist Man Ray and the looming spectre of Michael Myers – and we don’t mean the funny one.
Batch 1 is a release of 496 bottles.
‘That Boutique-y Whisky Company’ bottles single malts, single grains and bourbons from a variety of renowned distilleries as well as producing award-winning blended malts and blends. These whiskies are adorned with cultish graphic novel-style labels.
Nose: Maple syrup, vanilla custard and salted popcorn combine with dried fruits, orange peel and fiery flickers of cinnamon and clove spice.
Palate: There’s sweet liquorice, dried apricots and spiced apple chutney among fresh vanilla pod, drying winter spice and more maple syrup on pancakes.
Finish: Through a lingering rye spice note, there’s sponge cake and honey.
Overall: Top quality stuff from Distillery 291.
50% || That Boutique-y Whisky Company
A supremely tasty rye whiskey aged in a bourbon cask with an ale finish. After the Pepper family closed the distillery back in the 1950s, Amir Peay brought the brand back to life in 2008 and since has revived the distillery in the original buildings.
Set in an old school soda float shop, smartly dressed distillery owner Amir is having his order taken. Against a backdrop of all kinds of sweet treats, he chooses from three barrel shaped soda fountains and for this time, he goes for an ale.
Nose: Subtle sweet notes of buttery pastry, flaked almonds and cola cubes.
Palate: A mix of soft, caramel notes with interjections of orange spices.
Finish: A malty finish with peppery bursts.
58% || Wolfburn Distillery
Another ace whisky from the Wolfburn distillery way up in the north of Scotland. Langskip is matured exclusively in first-fill bourbon casks and is bottled at a generous 58% ABV, making it a particularly powerfully flavoursome dram. Impressive as ever from Wolfburn.
Nose: Demerara sugar, gingerbread, floral malt, white pepper and sugared almonds
Palate: Dried fruit begins to take control on the palate – think sultana and apricot. Still enjoyably nutty with walnut and macadamia. A good helping of nutmeg and stem ginger gives it some heat.
Finish: Last toffee apple sweetness and black pepper.
46% || Wolfburn Distillery
A late 2017 addition to Wolfburn’s core range, Morven is a lightly peated single malt from the northernmost distillery in mainland Scotland. This expression rounds out the distillery’s range well (which also features their signature Northland Single Malt and the handsomely Sherried Aurora Single Malt) and shows that the relatively new distillery has plenty to offer already.
Nose: Fresh notes of juicy apple and white grape are deliciously juxtaposed with earthy, mineral-y peat.
Palate: Nutty malt pairs well with soft smoke, joined by peppered oak and caramelised fruit developing later on.
Finish: Sweet hints of shortbread and ginger stick around on the finish.