A cold wenesday of January in Soho, couldn't finish without a Single Malt, Grain whisky and Bourbon tasting in Greek Street, where as usual the professional team welcomed us with the warmth we all know.
The following spirits were awarded by competitions judges including
International Spirit Challenge 2008
Malt Advocate Magazine Awards 2008
The Whisky Magazine World Whiskies Award 2008
San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2008
Jim Murray's Award Winner
award "Microdistillery Whisky of the Year 2008" by Malt Advocate
Penderyn distillery is one of the smallest distillery in the world, and the Only distillery in Wales.
It named after the welsh village where it's located, which is surrounding by the Brecon Beacons montain.
After one day of labour the unique copper pot still distillery produce 2 barrels of Spirit representing only 1000 bottles.
Penderyn ID card
Single Malt from Wales aged between 6-8 years old
Maturated in Bourbon cask from Heaven Williams and Buffalo Trace distilleries, then finished in Madeira Cask
Milroy's of Soho Single Cask Cooley Grain 1991
Bronze medal - Malt Maniac 2008
World Wiskey Distillery Award 2008 - Malt Maniacs
The converted potatoes alcohol plant, situated in the Cooley' Peninsula on the Ireland 's East coast, was bought in 1987 by the company founded by John Telling, and converted in a splendid whisky distillery.
The tripple distillation made famous in Ireland isn't the process used in the Cooley distillery, this single grain whisky distilled in 1991 is distilled in continuous in a copper Pot still.
Afterward the 94.6% vol. spirit is moved to Locke's Distillery in Kilbeggan for the ageing process in First Fill Bourbon Cask during 16years
Cooley Grain 1991 ID card
Single Grain Whisky from Ireland
Aged for 16years
Matured in Bourbon Cask and bottled from an unique barrel
Amrut Cask strength
lver Medal - Malt Maniacs 2008
Silver Best in Class - IWSC 2008
Amrut is actually the only Indian single Malt. The barley used for the elaboration is growing at the feet of the Himalaya montains in India. Shri J.N Radhakrishna is the founder of the present distillery, now his son, Shri Neelakanta Rao took over the company, and offer 3 official bottlings.
The Indian tropical conditions make the ageing process faster and bad value for money. Due to the high temperatures, the evaporation phenomenon raise dangerously, meanwhile the ABV degree stay high. Is for this reason teh Amrut isn't aged for long to avoid an importante loss of liquid.
After the ageing the Amrut whisky isn't dilluated with water and offer a 61,9% vol.
Amrut Cask Strength ID Card
Single Malt from Bangalore in India
Aged for over 3 years due to the legislation