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English Whisky Company Peated Single Malt

An important milestone whisky for me. This was sample 4 of the USA Tweet Tasting I participated in October 2013 and also whisky tasting number 500 for www.somanywhiskies.com. I found it rather fitting and a pleasant coincidence that it turned out to be an English whisky (because I am an English whisky blogger).   This is the American released expression which due to some rather daft US labeling rules had to be matured in new oak casks to be allowed carry the description of “Single Malt” in the USA. The nose has floral honey, peat and malt. Not massively complex (suggesting youth) but good. The taste is robust, malt and cereals, spicy and even slightly medicinal. Not an everyday dram for sure… but a “right time / right place” sort of dram.   The finish was not long and quite dry and tannic. I have mistaken new oak and freshly charred wood for sherry cask influence before and I think I did on this one when tasting blind. I enjoyed it and will look for a bottle when it gets to Texas. Now onto whisky 1000.

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  • Country of Origin: England
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope

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