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American Oak Ex-Bourbon Cask Single Malt

American Oak Ex-Bourbon Cask Single Malt

£59.50

This sumptuously sweet single malt is matured solely in a single American White Oak Ex-Bourbon cask for a vanilla and toffee filled dram.

  • Single cask
  • American Bourbon cask
  • 70cl, 46% ABV

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Made from locally-sourced hand turned barley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, this smooth whisky has been aged in a single Bourbon cask before being cut with pure Dartmoor spring water. 70cl, 46% ABV This is what our Master Distiller, Frank McHardy, had to say about our Ex-Bourbon cask whisky:

“Here the spirit has taken on typical golden colour from the Bourbon cask. On the nose there are vanilla aromas as you would expect from a bourbon cask. There are toffee notes on the pallet, crème brule and marsh mallow. It’s very sweet to the taste, almost honeyed.”

American oak cask whisky, handcrafted on the edge of Dartmoor

Our whisky is true produce of Devon. Our single cask, single malt whisky is made with local barley, cut with pure Dartmoor spring water and distilled in the old Bovey Tracey Town Hall on the edge of Dartmoor. The local climate and soil make for the very best, high-quality barley. Our barley is grown in the rugged depths of Dartmoor by Devonian farmer Tim Cox at Preston Farm.

When the barley is ripe and golden, it is harvested and sent to be malted at Warminster Maltings. It is Britain’s oldest working malting house and uses traditional techniques such as germination floors and good old-fashioned manpower to malt barley fit for very fine single malt whisky.

Our beer wash is brewed by local cask ale producers to our original recipe, specified by our Master Distiller, Frank McHardy. The primary distillation process takes place in our beautiful copper still, sourced from the Cognac region of France.

The spirit is then transferred into barrels for maturation. We carefully source our casks from around the globe to ensure that each batch of our spirit takes on a sensational and unique flavour.

View our full range of whisky expressions here.

Colour

Light golden

Nose

Vanilla

Palate

Toffee, crème brûlée and marshmallow.

Body

Medium

Finish

Long and honeyed

The American Bourbon Cask

 

This barrel is imported from a Bourbon distillery in America. The law in America dictates that Bourbon barrels can only be used once for the production of Bourbon, therefore, there is a glut of ex-Bourbon barrels in need of another life elsewhere in the drinks industry. This is why many whisky distilleries in Scotland and England buy Bourbon barrels to mature their whisky in. Some of the barrels we use are from some of the most well-known Bourbon whisky brands in America. It is also becoming more popular for beer breweries to experiment and age their beer in ex-American bourbon barrels.

Contrary to popular belief, Bourbon can actually be made anywhere in the United States, but it is heavily associated with the American South and Kentucky in particular. For Bourbon to be sold in the United States it must be produced in the country from at least 51% corn and stored in a new container of charred oak - which then becomes our special Bourbon casks.

"I'm not supposed to be drinking for the next few months but had to have a small glass of this when it turned up. This from Dartmoor Whisky Distillery is up there and it may even be the finest young whisky I've ever had!"

Matt

"Extremely pleased to receive one of the first bottles of this for my birthday - it's a really smooth whisky with a great flavour - must be the Dartmoor water!"

Kevin

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Small-batch distillation

We are an independent, small-scale distillery focusing on quality

Local, natural ingredients

We use barley and spring water from Dartmoor National Park

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The Old Town Hall, Town Hall Place, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ13 9EG