The English Whisky Co Chapter Six with Julia

IMG_6984The 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 partĀ 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:

colour
Julia – melted butter
Simon – crisco/canola

nose
Julia – wood, wet
Simon – apples, light

neat
Julia – oak
Simon – bright, light, young but smooth, vanilla

finish
Julia – chest warmth
Simon – nice burn, warm, almonds

splash
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.

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