With Crown Royal’s flying off the shelf – irrespective of whether it is the now coveted Northern Harvest Rye or not – attention is shifting to Canada with speculation… is it the new ‘wild west’ of whisky?
In steps a new ‘breed’ of upstarts! They may not have age, they may not have pedigree, but they have a whole lotta passion for craft fine spirits.
This half-bottle was brought back on a whim by one of our Whisky Ladies from her recent trip to BC. It was without a doubt the surprise of the night! Read on…
Sheringham ‘William’s White’ double distilled grain 2015 Batch 1308 45%
- Nose – Yeast, liquorice, woody sawdust, cherry – like cough syrup, a definite sweetness, toasty, nutty, light, wet barley, almonds, butter cream, earthy, but nit unpleasant
- Palate – Very fresh, light, sweet, perfumed, like sourdough starter, grapefruit, sour curd
- Finish – Burn
- Comments – “Toasted ghee in a glass”
The definite surprise of the evening. Distinctly different. Never having even touched wood…
Here’s what the folks at Sheringham have to say:
William’s White is our White Whisky inspired by the high quality, smooth clear whisky that was once produced in our area. Bright aromas of sweet grains with a clean and slightly spicy flavour.
To be enjoyed; as a remarkable sipping whisky or in your favourite cocktail, in place of rye or bourbon.
Made from B.C. Red Fife Wheat, B.C. organic white wheat & B.C. malted barley.
If this is what their new make spirit is like, am quite interested to see what they produce in 2018 – their target date for release of their 1st whisky!
Other whiskies sampled in our Whisky Ladies session in November 2015 included:
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