Again needs that ABV dialling back to show off its really heart and soul.
The English Whisky Co.
Peated Burgundy Cask Single Barrel
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Another punchy ABV number that needs a little water to help it reveal its secrets, and it’s worth the patience. Faintly smoky black tea tannins, sherry soaked Iced finger biscuits and vanilla custard.
Palate: That full-on Granny’s alcohol-soaked trifle comes in at first, then slowly gives way to more orchard fruits, melting brown sugar and a hint of cinnamon. The oak is lurking again with those tannin notes, coconut and maple syrup.
Finish: Long and lush with plenty of fruit sweetness, balanced with a little high cocoa dark chocolate bitterness.
Comment: Again needs that ABV dialling back to show off its really heart and soul.
Nose: Earthy, funky and dirty. Mechanical elements of oily rags, engine oil and iron filings mingle with plums, black treacle, oloroso and malt dust settling at the bottom of a hessian sack.
Palate: Soft and chewy. Unctuous dark toffee, clove spice and dense, nutty and currant-speckled Christmas pudding, but with more of those oil-soaked metal gears.
Finish: A helping of minty After Eights to finish alongside a combination of currants and engine oil.
Comment: A dirty yet fruity English malt. Fascinating, a real journey.
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