Saturday, 10 March 2012

Whisky Discovery #43

The English Whisky Company Chapter 9 (46% abv OB Distilled Nov 2007, Bottled Aug 2011)
English Single Malt Whisky
Circa £43 70cl

England's first peated Single Malt Whisky, using peated barley at about 38 ppm phenols. Again with only the small plastic tots to taste this whisky I’m unable to go into detail, but it there was a light smoky flavour to this malt but very little on the nose. 

These are the distiller’s notes:

Nose:  Very little smoke on the nose. Citrus, pine, spicy with paprika and pepper.

Palate: Light smoke and only lightly medicinal. Spicy and very zingy. Almost rum and raison ice cream. Malty and floral. Nice balance with the smoke. Very gentle.

Awards:  Master in Whisky Masters 2011 and 93.5 points in Jim Murray’s 2012 bible

I will be going back for a bottle of this one too..... so many whiskies, too little time!

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