We have three new brands joining us at Winchester on 26th August, and we can’t wait to try them! One to each bar- we’re adding to the distilleries’ ranges that we already love, and branching out to a new one in the bourbon section. So, who do we have and what are they like? Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
Scotch bar: Benromach Peat
Pour yourself a dram of this seriously smoky single malt whisky… we only produce very small batches of this unique Benromach Speyside whisky, so you’re one of the few people who are able to enjoy it. The finest Scottish barley is malted with high levels of peat smoke at 67ppm (parts per million: the phenol level, to those in the know). Take in the aroma without water… sweet vanilla, honey and cured meat aromas, hints of apricot and lemon combining with a beautiful subtle tobacco note. Dive in and enjoy the taste without water. There’s cracked pepper with sweet strawberry and orange flavours, a delicate http://healthsavy.com hint of aniseed… combined with a lingering edge of bonfire embers. Now enjoy the aroma with water… the delicate smokiness complements lemon, honey and vanilla aromas with sweet hints of apricot and sugared almonds developing on the tongue. Lift it to your lips and savour the taste with water. Slow cooked apple, pear and tangy grapefruit give way to a trace of cocoa powder and an absolutely gorgeous edge of lingering cigars. It’s a wonderfully fruity and smoky single malt whisky. What aromas and tastes do you sense? Tell us what you think.
Matured in first fill oak Bourbon barrels.
Bourbon bar: Maker’s Mark
Aroma: Woody oak, caramel, vanilla and wheat prevail in the nose
Taste: Sweet and balanced with caramel, vanilla and fruity essences
Finish: Smooth and subtle
Whiskey bar: Hibiki Harmony
Luminous. Delicate. A transparency that unveils complexity.
Nose: Rose, lychee, hint of rosemary, mature woodiness, sandalwood
Palate: Honey like sweetness, candied orange peel, white chocolate
Finish: Subtle, tender long finish, with hint of Mizunara (Japanese oak)
Which one will you start with?