The first of the The English Whisky Co trio, the Chapter Six. So glad this thing survived the flight back from Edmonton, packed full of dirty laundry. I don’t think the bouquet suffered.
The EWC kicked off in 2006, with their first release in 2009, but their website claims a 600 year tradition of farming and processing grain in their part of northern England. They hired a retiring Laphroaig distiller to kick off the brand and train the next guy.
The chapters are apparently meant to more clearly delineate the different phases of a relatively young distillery. Chapter Six appears to be the main production, and is apparently the most readily available single malt English whisky. Neat*. Here’s what we thought:
Julia – melted butter
Simon – crisco/canola
Julia – wood, wet
Simon – apples, light
Julia – oak
Simon – bright, light, young but smooth, vanilla
Julia – chest warmth
Simon – nice burn, warm, almonds
Julia – not much to it, but easier to drink
Simon – falls apart but a bit creamy
The English Whisky Co Chapter Six – 46% 200ml – $??.?? – England
Try it? Sure! Buy it? Not this one.