Whisky Review #12 – The English Whisky Company – Chapter 14

Chapter 14 from The English Whisky Company has won several awards since its first release in November 2013. The latest win that this bottle has snagged is the European Whisky of the Year 2017. Aged for a minimum of 5 years in ex-bourbon casks, this unpeated version is a welcoming addition to the family of the English Whisky Company. Chapter 14 also compliments the heavily peated Chapter 15, and marks another milestone for the distillery.


European Whisky of the Year 2017

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2017

Wizards of Whisky Awards 2014
Gold – European Whisky

Wizards of Whisky Awards 2014
Silver – Single Malts

Tasting Notes:

Colour: Pale Yellow

ABV: 46%

Nose: The delicate sweetness of baked Danish croissants assailed our noses, bringing with it, a hint of brown sugar, canned lychees and coconut shavings. It reminds us of a bakery in the midst of making something really good. (16 points)

Palate: The whisky is smooth and light, rolling across the tongues with tones of bananas, lemon peels, and caramelised sugars. Tasted like creme brulee with vanilla. (16 points)

Body: Fruity and sweet with all the beautiful notes from bourbon cask maturation, we are definitely impressed when we tasted this well-balanced whisky. (34 points)

Finish: The finish is pleasantly long and dry with a warm oak spice that enhances the overall experience. (15 points)

Total Grade: 81 points

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