Sipsmith’s London Dry Gin is distilled from the finest English Barley spirit with ten carefully selected botanicals, and blended with the exceptionally pure water of Lydwell spring, the source of the River Thames. The result is an interpretation of the classic London Dry style that nods to its heritage and emerges as a particularly dry gin with a wonderful burst of juniper and a zesty, citrus freshness.
Brenne Estate Cask is a single-barrel release that is hand-crafted from seed-to-spirit in Cognac, France by a 3rd generation distiller. The two varietals of barley, which are grown in the chalk-rich soil of Cognac, are fermented more slowly at colder temperatures to extract more complexity from the grains. The wash is distilled twice in a copper alembic still and then starts the aging in lightly charred, heavily toasted new French Limousin oak barrels for a minimum of five years. It is then transferred into our distiller’s own used Cognac barrels for an average of 2 years. Brenne Estate Cask is never vatted and is proofed down to 40% abv for bottling. This creates an entirely new flavor profile to the single malt category – offering more fruit-forward and complex sugar notes. There will be very slight variations between each barrel release (individual barrel numbers are stamped on the back label) which further emphasizes the hand-crafted nature of this spirit.
“Any new member of the Talisker family has a lot to live up to and I am proud to say that Talisker Storm does just that. The distinctive whisky we create with such passion and care here on Skye speaks very boldly of the dramatic island where it was born. Everyone here is delighted at the skill with which our malt masters have put together this vivacious new Talisker. Talisker Storm is indeed the right name for it!”
Nose: Spicy, mellow smoke and a honeyed sweet maltiness with an explosion of pepper.
Palate: At first sweetly mellow and rich followed quickly by a spicy heat, like a gathering Storm. The flavour is elegantly drawn out with a balance of sweetness, smoke and salt.
Finish: Clean, warming, with a lasting aftertaste
“Salty, Sweet, lightly fruity, one of the softest deliveries on the market:the fruit, gristy sugars, and malt combine to melt in the mouth. There is not a single hinnt of firmness, a graduation of spices and vanilla. Delicate and delightful. The nose has a curiously intimate feel, but the tasting experience is a wonderful surprise.”
The first distillery to open in Islay in over 120 years.
“The Machir Bay range is Kilchoman’s core expression, first launched in 2012 when it won the prestigious IWSC 2012 Gold Award – Best in Class. Bottled once a year, each release contains more mature casks allowing Kilchoman fans to follow the development of the unique Kilchoman malt as it matures. Matured in a combination of both bourbon and sherry casks, Machir Bay has a well-balanced combination of rich tropical fruit, peat smoke, light vanilla and intense sweetness.” – Distiller’s Notes
Old Pulteney Navigator Bottling Note
What’s that we spy off the starboard side? It’s a new single malt whisky from Old Pulteney! The Navigator is a maritime malt aged in a mix of ex-sherry and bourbon casks in celebration of the distillery’s history with the ocean and the old sea dogs that sail it.
Sweet, succulent apple lashings with dollops of chocolate and vanilla.
Drips of honey and syrup-y orange.
A salty finish sneaks up from nowhere, very nice.
Set sail for tasty single malt!