Friday, 9 March 2012

Whisky Discovery #41

The English Whisky Company New Make Spirit (68% abv Distilled March 2012)
New Make Spirit

New make spirit, wow!
Direct from the still and tasted midway through our tour of the distillery. This new make spirit was unpeated, and was tasted at full strength. New make spirit is bottled and sold as Chapter 1, and the peated version as Chapter 2, but water is added to bring it down to 46% abv.

It was the first time I have ever held new make spirit, the nose was fresh, clean with the sharp smell of citric acid and probably sterilised my nostrils immediately. Tasting it was just amazing, before the alcohol singed my taste buds I got the citric acid again. I must do this again!

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