Vinho is fully matured in used American oak wine barrels that have been toasted and recharred in a way that brings out fruity vanilla notes from the whisky and wood overlaid on a delicate background of complex fruitiness. The oak casks are made from American oak that has been seasoned in the open air for at least 24 months. The oak is slow grown that results in a greater release of flavours into the whisky. This reduces the astringent effect of tannins and releases more vanilla spiciness and hints of herbs such as dill and lemon grass. The result is softness and added complexity.
The casks have (deliberately) been used to mature both red and white wines which will eventually contribute to the background fruitiness to Kavalan Solist Vinhos. After their use for wine maturation the casks are carefully shaved inside then gently toasted over an oak chip fire for a strictly controlled period of time and temperature. This converts wine residues into a complex mixture of fruit flavours including lime, berry fruits and peaches. Then the casks are charred for a short period of time to release lashings of flavours such as vanilla, ice cream and caramelised sugars. The result is a more complex whisky than is possible than with whisky casks alone!
Penderyn Single Malt 46% 70cl
Produced in the Brecon Beacons at premium strength (46% vol) PENDERYN has an exceptionally balanced taste with an aroma of crean toffee and fleetingly fresh new leather. Then, as the initial sensations fade, the finishing notes of tropical fruits, rais...
Hicks & Healeys Cornish Single Malt 8 Year Old 70cl
This has been made in Cornwall with a joint partnership between St Austell Brewery and Healeys Cyder farm. St Austell brewery used the finest Maris Oteer' Cornish barley malted at their brewery. It is then distilled, matured and blended by
Bains Cape Mountain Whisky 40% 70cl
Made from 100% grain this super smooth whisky from the James Sedgwick distillery in Wellington, has received high scores from Jim Murray whsiky Bible..
Amrut Fusion Indian 50% 70cl
Voted 3rd best whisky in the World by Jim Murray whisky Bible 2010. A strongly flavoured whisky which has gained many new advocates for the quality produced at Amrut distillery.
Nose : Heavy, thicky oaked and complex: some curious barley sug...
Penderyn Legend 41% 70cl
A new bottling from this Welsh distillery.Aromas of fresh apples and citrus fruit intermingle with cream fudge and sultana raisans in the nose to create a complex yet fresh. In the mouth thisd single malt is incredibly smooth with both fresh and dried ...
The English Single Malt Smokey 43% 70cl
Produced at the St George Whisky distillery in Norfolk England, this is their new Smokey single malt. Aged in bourbon casks, it has a nose of vanilla, aniseed and ginge...
Amrut Peated single malt 62.8% vol 70cl
A very good peated whisky, highly rated by our customers, possibly the pick of the range. Bottled February 2009
Tasting Note Nose : Gristy smoked barley, kippers with a salted butter, peppered bite;
Taste : The delivery...
Cotswolds Founder's Choice Single Malt 70cl
This cask strength release from the Cotswolds Distillery comes from the favourite casks of founder, Daniel Szor. These uniquely active casks give a rich and intense maturation to the distillery's fruity spirit, offering toffee, oak and red fruits, and ...
Kavalan Single Malt Whisky 40% 70cl
Kavalan is produced at the King Car Whisky distillery in Taiwan. Using high quality water from the Syue-shan mountain range their signature malt is then aged in three types of casks, Bourbon, Fresh Sherry and refill casks. This is a clean and ele...
Penderyn Celt Single Malt 70cl
Penderyn Celt is a peated offering from the Welsh distillery. It is an offering of light and fruity Penderyn spirit that has been matured in the finest Kentucky originating ex-bourbon barrels and then in rich peated Islay casks to finish them off. This...