Harvey Nichols Single Barrel English Whisky

Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
2
Whiskybase ID
WB147558
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated Burgundy Cask
Vintage
08.2007
Bottled
11.2019
Calculated age
12 years old
Casktype
250-litre first-fill Pinot Noir cask
Number of bottles
280
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Harvey Nichols Department Store
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
26 jan 2020 1:11 pm by whisky313
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 143.02

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Whisky reviews for Harvey Nichols Single Barrel English Whisky

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  1. Official tasting note

    official information:

    Meet the limited-edition Harvey Nichols Peated Burgundy Cask Single Barrel English Whisky.

    Created exclusively for us by The English Whisky Company – an award-winning producer always highly rated by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible and Whisky Advocate – it’s an intriguing dram for many reasons…

    Firstly, it has been peated to 38ppm, not dissimilar to Caol Ila and Ledaig. This on-trend style may be more associated with Islay and the Highlands of Scotland than East Anglia, but this whisky was created under the watchful eye of Iain Henderson – a legendary Master Distiller who, having worked at Ardbeg and Laphroaig, has lived and breathed smoke for decades.

    Secondly, there’s the cask. Most producers favour readily available Bourbon barrels from America or the traditional Sherry butts and puncheons of Spain; red wine casks tend to be used to finish whiskies for just a few months or a year. However, our whisky has been fully matured in a 250-litre, first-fill, Pinot Noir cask from Burgundy. Yielding just 280 bottles, this is a real rarity.

    Thirdly, it was distilled in August 2007 and bottled in November 2019. An age statement hasn’t been included on the label because no English Whisky producer has yet finalised and released their own whisky at this classic age, but you can easily do the maths.

    And finally, there’s how it tastes. Those lucky enough to have travelled to the foodie mecca that is Mexico’s Oaxaca will be familiar with the local mole, made using toasted nuts and sesame seeds, dried fruit, Christmassy spices, dark chocolate and earthy smoked chillies. Those who haven’t, can experience these wonderful aromas and flavours in this whisky, not to mention cherry chocolate liqueurs, summer pudding, lapsang souchong, leather bound books, smoked paprika, freshly brewed coffee, and something that evokes sipping malty Horlicks around a bonfire on a winter night. There’s nothing else quite like it.

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