Our new product of the week this week is the first whisky released from Courageous Spirits, the talented team behind the multi-award winning Glaswegin Gin.
King's Inch is a fruity and characterful non-age statement Glasgow Single Malt Whisky which is initially available in just a few thousand bottles.
Named after the old imperial measurement of an inch, and a forgotten island in the Clyde. The imperial measurement of an inch was once decreed as three fat barleycorns laid end to end. It was nicknamed a King's Inch. In years gone by the island of King's Inch was a strategic military base to defend Glasgow from attack. However, it was more recently known as the site for the ferry to Yoker.
Distilled with west coast malt, innovative distillation methods and water drawn from Loch Katrine, it has spent just the right amount of time in hand-selected Bourbon and Oloroso casks before making its way in the world.
Bottled at 46% ABV and non-chill filtered, it is a whisky of exceptional length and character with notes of apple, vanilla, toffee and chocolate powder.
On the nose, you'll get initial aromas of vanilla and charred oak. On a first taste, subtle citrus, green apple and hints of pineapple are quickly joined by rich espresso coffee and notes of chocolate powder. The finish is long and warming with rich buttered toffee, black pepper and sweet spice notes.
Enjoy neat and add a little ice if desired.
We also recommend King's Inch as the base of some classic whisky cocktails.
Make a simple whisky & soda by mixing 60ml of King's Inch with soda water and garnish with a twist of pink grapefruit.
If you fancy an Old Fashioned then stir 50ml of King's Inch with 12ml of Gomme and 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters in a rocks glass with ice until very chilled. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange peel ran around the rim of the glass.
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