“94.5 / 100 … Absolutely Superb.” Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Review of our Inaugural Release
We are absolutely honoured to feature in Jim Murray’s whisky bible for 2024, and over the moon to receive a 94.5 score for our inaugural release ✨ (limited bottles left to purchase here)
” ..both the French virgin oak and the oloroso cask contribute willingly to a busy yet deft aroma. Below the higher, peppery, spicy notes is a softer level entirely, where the unsalted barley has worked beautifully in tandem with the bourdon cask to offer an endearing light peach, paw paw and acidic passionfruit theme, topped with vanilla and sweetened with gentle lemon blossom honey. Not what I was expecting … after that nose it was highly unlikely the delivery would be anything other than salivating…and there are no disappointments. Simply melts in the mouth on delivery..the malt involved playing an important gristy game here. There is a brief flash of those fragile fruit tones again before the virgin French oak reconnects with a comparatively weighty tannin thrust; a very slight dry furriness, added to a mild bitterness on the finish geeks me a reason to doubt the sherry butt involved. But there are still enough honey tones filtering through, as well as a light lychee and mangosteen flourish, to cope; a beautifully distilled Pot Still which overcomes the potential obstacle of tender years with a complex amalgamation of delightful and mostly delicate flavour tones. Great work by my (very!) old mate, fellow blender Noel Sweeney. Noel is a man with a voracious appetite, and he has succeeded in turning a couple of four-year-old casks and a five-year-old into a five-course feast for the nose and palate, most of them involving exotic fruit. Absolutely superb. 46% distilled at the Great Northern Distillery.”
Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2024: The 20th Anniversary Edition is now available.
This is the most comprehensive and thoroughly researched guide to the world’s whiskies ever produced. Honest, forthright and proudly independent, Jim Murray has, for this 20th anniversary edition, tasted and rated over 4,000 whiskies, shedding light on more than 1,500 Scottish single malts, nearly 400 blended Scotches and in excess of 900 American whiskies. Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible provides an unrivalled and invaluable source of reference to the consumer, the whisky industry and the drinks trade alike. In terms of whisky, this is, and has been for the last 20 years, the gospel!
Thank you Jim! We raise a glass to you!
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