Given free reign at the famed Belgrove Distillery, we knew we wanted to make a bold and momentous whisky. With guidance from head-distiller Peter Bignell, the malted barley for this whisky was smoked with coastal peat after the gristing process, resulting in a much more intense layering of smoke. Matured in 2nd fill Spirit Thief ex-whisky casks for 18 months and finished in re-charred Cabernet Sauvignon French Oak for a further 10 months. Divisive by nature, this whisky contains heavy smoke, ash and charcoal from a steam-train, together with leatherwood honey and peanut brittle all set alight on a bonfire in an apple orchard. Honour thy spirit!
42.5 ppm (Parts per million of phenol)