The Whisky

Our whisky is batch made by hand with no computers, matured in fine casks, bottled on site using our own water and is non chill-filtered. We are really proud of these things and believe you will taste the difference too.

Why the Chapters?

As a new distillery we wanted to offer our customers the opportunity to follow the production of a fine single malt whisky, peated and unpeated, from conception through to, well, indefinitely! For this reason we thought it would make easy reading to keep the development in chapters, so at various ages from 1 day old through to 40yr old we will give you the opportunity to taste how the whisky is maturing. Each new bottling will be a new chapter to the 'The Book'.

English whisky bottles

Chapter 5

Our first ever release of whisky, released in December 2009. Limited to 2694 bottles and presented in a beautiful Ibisco decanter. Tasting notes are the same as Chapter 6 which are:

Nose: Light and smooth. Fresh and fragrant, sweet, soft & slightly spicy. Fresh cut grassy notes, along with gentle vanilla. Fruity with hints of lime, banana and pear. A gentle waft of marzipan. Nose softens with water and is quite nutty (hazelnuts, cashews, almonds).

Palate: Quite full-bodied. Tingling and textured on the palate. Fresh wood, vanilla, again fruity and nutty, malty, cereal character comes through. Slightly citrus. Very clean.

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Chapter 6

Our biggest seller, Chapter 6 was the first readily available English Single malt. Very gentle, unpeated, graceful single malt.

Nose: Light and smooth. Fresh and frgrant, sweet, soft & slightly spicy. Fresh cut grassy notes, along with gentle vanilla. Fruity with hints of lime, banana and pear. A gentle waft of marzipan. Nose softens with water and is quite nutty (hazelnuts, cashews, almonds).

Palate: Quite full-bodied. Tingling and textured on the palate. Fresh wood, vanilla, again fruity and nutty, malty, cereal character comes through. Slightly citrus. Very clean.

Available in 46% vol or in cask strength.

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Chapter 7

Probably our fastest ever to sell out whisky. Our favourite as it reminds us of rum & raison ice-cream. Bottled every couple of years - very rare but worth the trouble to get a bottle.

Nose: Sweet, soft and slightly spicy. A mixture of vanilla and rum & raisin ice cream, fresh and citrusy with a hint of tropical fruits. Slightly nutty with a hint of marzipan.

Palate: Very soft again with citrus notes. Slight peppery spice with a hint of raisins. Malty with a hint of fresh wood. Salty and dry on the finish. Slightly nutty.

Available in 46% vol or in cask strength.

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Chapter 8

This is the 1st peated English Whisky in over 100 years. This was sold in the beautiful Ibisco decanters and limited to 2394 bottles. Tasting notes are the same as Chapter 9 which are:

Nose: Very little smoke on the nose. Citrus, pine, spicy with paprika and pepper.

Palate: Light smoke and only lightly medicinal. Spicy and very zingy. Almost rum and raison ice cream. Malty and floral. Nice balance with the smoke. Very gentle.

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Chapter 9

Chapter 9 has been rather over-shadowed by it’s big brother Chapter 11, but for those of you who want a gentle hint of peat, in a very refined glass of whisky—look no further.

Nose: Very little smoke on the nose. Citrus, pine, spicy with paprika and pepper.

Palate: Light smoke and only lightly medicinal. Spicy and very zingy. Almost rum and raisin ice cream. Malty and floral. Nice balance with the smoke. Very gentle.

Cask Type: Bourbon Cask

Available in 46% vol or in cask strength.

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Chapter 10

The first of 2 sherry cask bottlings. This is the type of whisky we imagine our fore fathers drinking. Dark, heavy and dry—terribly traditional.

Nose: Quite heavy with raisins and dried fruit. Rich fruit cake, Christmas pudding with wine gums, dates with a hint of marzipan. A delicate waft of aniseed breezes in after a while.

Palate: Again very fruity, rosehip syrup. Citrus fruits. Full bodied and quite chewy with a long, fruity finish. Very dry.

Cask Type: Olorosso Cask

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Chapter 11

Our answer to an Islay, only it turned out slightly different. We have (rather luckily in my opinion) avoided the TCP taste and just got lots of bonfire smoke and lots of awards.

Nose: Sweet and creamy with hints of ginger biscuits, aniseed and white pepper. Also vanilla and pear drops along with the grappa nose.

Palate: Creamy and clean barley at first, then the peat and pepper slowly build and fill every corner of the mouth, without overpowering. Ginger biscuits, lemon and lime followed by savoury dry peat and then more tropical fruits (pineapple, mango).

Cask Type: Bourbon Cask

Available in 46% vol or in cask strength.

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Chapter 12

The 2nd Sherry Chapter, this one was matured in Pedro Ximenez casks, giving a lighter and slightly sweeter whisky than Chapter 10.

Nose: Raisins, dried fruit and candied peel. Dried apricots and rich fruit cake. Dates and maraschino cherries with a hint of marzipan.

Palate: Full bodied. Again very fruity, particularly dates and figs. A waft of rosehip syrup. Warm spices with gentle hints of cloves. A light breeze of menthol and eucalyptus. Initially sweet and spicy, followed by a slightly salty, dry finish.

Cask Type: Pedro Ximenez Cask

Available in 46% vol or in cask strength.

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Chapter 13

With just 1300 bottles available, these are presented in our new black carton boxes with a unique dragon label design.

Nose: Sweet and spiced with a gentle waft of smoke. Roast gammon with a marmalade glaze. Warm pastry, a bit like an egg custard tart with grated nutmeg. Hints of dark chocolate, mocha, and dark cherries. For those that fondly remember their school dinners, toffee cream tart!! Yummy!

Palate: Creamy and slightly buttery with notes of vanilla and toffee. Sweet, spicy, malty and oaky. Tropical fruits but also a hint of that 70's classic Black Forest Gateau! Again, toffee cream tart. Long malty finish which runs from sweet to spicy and then dry.

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Chapter 14

Another big seller, Chapter 14 is in constant production.

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Nose: Warm vanilla Danish pastry. Fruity with lychees and rum soaked raisins. Demerara sugar and mandarin oranges.

Palate: Very fruity, bananas and light fruits. Hints of crème brulee. Almost like a light brandy. Warm alcohols and a long dry finish.

Available in 46% vol or in cask strength.

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Chapter 15

Another big seller, Chapter 15 is in constant production.

Nose: Dying embers of a wood fire. Light fruits, think citrus. Lemongrass and roasted lemons. A subtle hint of black cardamom.

Palate: Again very fruity, lemongrass and citrus. Chilli spice. Slightly burnt toasted marshmallows. Oily and sweet with a long oaky dry finish.

Available in 46% vol or in cask strength.

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Chapter 16

Our first release of a peated, sherry cask. This initial release has very light smoke but all the classic flavour and aroma you would expect from a sherry cask.

Nose: I have never been in one, but what I would imagine the reading room of an old fashioned gentlemen’s club to smell like. Old books, soft warm leather, coffee grounds, bitter chocolate, soft aroma’s of cigar smoke. Hints of mint and walnuts. Rich fruits, think ripe dates and sticky prunes.

Palate: Dry, the coffee grounds are there along with the chocolate. Very soft, rich and oily. Light smoke and again the sticky prunes and dates come through. Hints of toffee and ginger spice. There must be a joke here somewhere about having a bit of ginger spice in your mouth but I’ll leave that to others!

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