THE ENGLISH WHISKY CO.
Classic Single Malt
Cask Strength Release
60.5% ABV | NAS
Green and red apples, vanilla wafer cookies, dashes of cinnamon, and clove. Some burnt citrus on the nose as well. The palate shows its ABV but in a really lovely and bright way. More citrus and Sherbert with oranges and green apples on the palate. A really fun & bright whisky. Has a Scapa vibe.
Peated Single Malt
Finished in Laphroaig Quarter Casks
59.6% ABV | NAS
Rich fruit, velvet plums, blueberries, and granola. Almost like blueberry yogurt with just wisps of earth and smoke. The palate shows much more smoke with honey and oak spice on the finish. Really lovely and balanced.
Founder's Choice Single Malt
Matured in STR Ex-Red Wine Casks
60.2% ABV | NAS
Cocoa, chocolate, bright spice, and baking spice with oak, red berries, plums, and raisins.
Odyssey Barley 2014
1st Fill Bourbon + Red Wine Casks
46% ABV | NAS
Quite sweet, oak and citrus, pine, Pine-Sol, and spiced honey. The honey is strong on the palate.
Sherry Cask Single Malt
A marriage of Oloroso & Pedro Ximenez Casks
57.4% ABV | NAS
Nutty plums, brownies, and strawberry jam. The palate is dryer with yellow raisins, cranberries and a mouth coating chalky finish.
Single Malt Single Cask
NAS | US Edition
58.2% ABV | Cask #250/1
340 Bottles | Oloroso Sherry Finish
Olives, buttercream, clove, cedar, and apples. The palate is bright and creamy with more apples, candied caramel chews, burnt orange candies, and spice on the finish. With some time & water, there is more of a cinnamon-covered raisin vibe along with more stone fruit on the nose: apples & pears. The finish is grassier with chocolate malt and toasted coconut.
Small Batch Single Malt
NAS | Batch No. 3
51.6% | Ex-Bourbon Matured
5,000 bottles | Bottled June 2021
Orange rind sugar cookies, Italian almond cookies, and biscotti. The palate has more apples, pears, almond butter, and black liquorice. Some nice oak spice on the finish.
SPIRIT OF YORKSHIRE
Filey Bay Single Malt
Flagship Malt | Homegrown Barley
46% ABV | NAS | Ex-Bourbon Casks
Lemon sorbet, lime, peaches, and cashews. A bit of salinity with apples, pears, and some chai spice. Really tasty! In that world of Benrinnes, Ben Nevis, etc. Has a worm-tub quality to it.
Filey Bay Single Cask
Single Malt | Fino Sherry Cask #674
Cask Filled: Oct. 2017, Bottled July 2021
61% ABV | NAS
A ton of wine influence right up front. A lot of red fruit, dense fruit punch, and tar. Sticky and chewy fruit even on the nose. A dash of oak spice. The palate is a bit hot at first with intense red fruit and wine notes again but has a nice mouthcoating sweetness & chocolate. This one could use some time with the air.
Filey Bay Single Malt
STR Finish | Batch #2
48% ABV | NAS | Ex-Bourbon matured then finished in shaved, toasted, and re-charred red wine casks (STR)
Roses, rose hip jam, very floral with ripe red fruits. Some vanilla custard and almonds. The palate has more of a baked red fruit spice, some chai, and rich, stewed berries.
THE LAKES DISTILLERY
No. 5 Whiskymaker Reserve
Single Malt| 52% ABV
PX, Oloroso & Red Wine Casks | American + Spanish Oak
Granola and raisins, cinnamon raisin bread, sugar and gingerbread cookies, hot chocolate powder. The mouthfeel is spicier with oak spice, more cinnamon, and nutmeg with a dusty sherry influence. A dunnage mouthfeel but some red fruit is still in there as well.