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The English Whisky Company Distiller's Elect Tasting notes and reviews

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The English Whisky Company Distiller's Elect

Brand
The English Whisky Company
Expression
Distiller's Elect
Type
English Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
English Whisky Co.
Website
www.englishwhisky.co.uk
Availability
Specialist retailers

Chris Goodrum

72
Nose
Lightly phenolic with herbal accented peat and hints of elderflower, toffee and citrus.
Palate
Soft and caramel flattened. The caramel is probably natural but it flattens nevertheless. A sliver of lime appears but there's not much happening here apart from the oak!
Finish
Soft and oaky (surprise!) with some light peat smoke and a touch of citrus as the spirit breaks free of the oak shackles.
Comment
Far too much oak. The spirit never stood a chance

Joel Harrison

91
Nose
Wonderful sweetness of Eton mess, white chocolate, parma violets. Eggnog.
Palate
More of the white chocolate, this moves from simply a bar of the stuff to those small, post-dinner truffles served with coffee, popular in the 80s. Velvety smooth, just enough spice to give the sweetness an honest plaything; well balanced.
Finish
Delicate, sweet, vanilla custard.
Comment
Sweetness and light, this is well matured and well rounded and highly entertaining. Summery? Yes. But well worth sipping in the other three seasons as well.
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