St. George's Distillery, Roudham, Norfolk, England
Here we have another great tasting opportunity once provided by my mates Québec Whisky, we had the chance to “pop” a bottle of English Whiskey Co. Chapter 11.
The creators of this whiskey wanted fans to follow its evolution at the same pace as them. The stage, or "chapter", of the evolution of this expression is the 11th. According to the wording, it is also said to be “heavily peated”. We will soon find out ...
Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and…
Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.
Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?
Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
Marty DiBergi: I don't know.
Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do, if we need that, what do you know?
Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
Nigel Tufnel: [pause] These go to eleven.
Another young malt, because of his livid pallor.
Peat smoke rather assertive and fieffée, which does not leave too much the rest of the flavors to express themselves.
Honey and fruity and spicy sugar full mouth. Beautiful rolling fire of spices well expected of this cask strength. Smoked peat here takes the back seat.
A little short but very pleasant, marked by spices and a return of smoke.
Already an excellent whiskey, but which is likely to be even better to drink in cold weather.