"Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our dear friends, Hedonism Wines, we bring the essence of 23kg of wild fermented, English apricots to each litre of this stunning Eau de Vie. Grown locally in Worcestershire, hand picked, hand graded, fermented with 10% of the stones, all is elegance and balance.
The nose, a wave of the ripest of apricots; rich with great generosity, gliding effortlessly between weight and delicacy. The perception of sweetness is only enhanced by hints of sourness. Soaring floral notes combined with juice laden flesh bring a full sensory spectrum, slight hints of almond providing those grounding notes. An aroma that almost brings the sensation of sun on your skin.
Remarkably textured across the palate, an initial density bursts outwards in a floral explosion of sweet and sour apricot flesh. Mouth watering, floral spice and occasional hints of almond provide real structure and tension. Sensational in sensation; the textures of skin, juice and evocative of the paste like texture of meltingly ripe fruit."
The first of two collaborations with superb independent bottlers Carn Mor, this single ex-Bourbon barrel was sourced from the great Glen Keith distillery and was produced around nine years before the distillery was moth-balled in 1999. This release is limited to 158 bottles only and was bottled at 46% ABV.
Our resident Scotch whisky buff Rich Bray had this to say, "Lovely light gold hue. Nose is honeycomb, beeswax and a hint of mint. There’s a bit of strawberry and white grape as well. Breakfast - honey, yoghurt and fruit. The palate is gentle - loads of that honey follows through, as does that fruit salad. Pleasingly grippy and long on the finish".
A superb limited edition single cask Bowmore from acclaimed independent bottler Carn Mor. The barrel was chosen by our spirits buyer following a number of extensive sample tastings. This superb Islay malt was aged for 23 years before release and bottled at 49.2% ABV.
Our resident whisky expert Rich Bray had this to say, "Beechwood beach bonfire on the nose - it’s not in your face. Like a neighbour’s BBQ. Once the smoke blows off, it reveals a maple-like sweetness wrapped around stones by the shore. The palate is dates and golden raisins with maple syrup, smoke, and sea salt. The finish is crystalline fleur de sel - it just goes on."
Light & fruity on the nose, the palate reveals a dense, oily spirit with further ripe tropical fruit character alongside distinctive vanilla notes from the Bourbon barrel ageing - delicious!
Our spirits buyer Ben Murray, who hand selected the cask, had this to say upon tasting this wonderful whiskey... "We`re big fans of the whiskeys that WhistlePig have brought out & so were delighted to get to do our own barrel with them. We picked this one as it was the most hedonistic of those we tried; a beautifully bold, sweet nose with orange & butterscotch flavours wrapped up in layers of oak and spice"
This exclusive edition of WhistlePig 10YO is bottled at 60.4% & is extremely limited.
It was a true pleasure to be able to select a cask & help design the label for our very own exclusive TWBC. Our head spirits buyer Ben Murray chose a 28 year old Speyside single malt from a secret distillery.
Truly a dram for fans of venerable Sherried malts, Ben describes this whisky as "rich and complex, malt-driven with dried fruit, raisins, toasted nuts, toffee & a long warming finish".
The label features the Hedonism Wines team camped out inside the secret distillery, complete with our famous wine glass chandelier & resident phantom.