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Award-Winning Whiskeys To Try From United Kingdom

07/12/2020

Looking for an amazing bottle to drink this weekend? Here are award-winning whiskeys to try from the United Kingdom.

Mark Twain once said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough,” and surely every whiskey lover would agree to that.
According to Business Insider, there are several things that people do on the British Isles: queuing, talking about the weather, gins, and whiskies. But the last two are national favourites. Whether you're a whisky connoisseur looking to collect, in a mood to experiment, or just looking for an amazing bottle to drink this weekend - we have some award-winning whiskeys to try from the United Kingdom.

  1. The Whisky Baron Glenrothes

The Whisky Baron Glenrothes by The Whisky Baron (United Kingdom) has sweet, stewed orchard fruit aromas that come through at first, and reminds of a compote. Rich manuka honey and caramel follow with soft touches of spice. There is a little nose prickle, but not so much to interfere with the aromas. On the palate, lots of gingerbread and sweet spices move across at first, with cinnamon at the forefront. Multi-coloured peppercorns mixed with mincemeat and pastry develop a mince pie dusted with caster sugar. The fruits have dried and the whole whisky is very well balanced. At the finish, the sweet start is taken over by spices leaving a very long, spicy, and dry finish.

The Whisky Baron Glenrothes: Gold Medal Winner & ‘Best In Show By Country

  1. Cotswolds Peated Cask Single Malt Whisky

Cotswolds Peated Cask Single Malt Whisky by Cotswolds Distillery is hand-crafted in small batches using 100% local barley which is traditionally floor-malted. Long fermentation and double pot distillation, followed by maturation in ex-peated quarter casks, create a wonderfully-balanced rich and fruity whiskey with subtle notes of peat smoke. 

Cotswolds Peated Cask Single Malt Whisky: Gold Medal Winner

  1. The Whisky Baron - Bunnahabhain

The Whisky Baron - Bunnahabhain by The Whisky Baron is sweet at first with lots of vanilla and clear honey aromas. Floral tones of honeysuckle appear once the whiskey has breathed for a while, as do notes of sponge cake with apricot jam and icing sugar. Little nose prickle makes this whiskey very easy on the nose.

The palate of The Whisky Baron - Bunnahabhain mirrors the nose with lots of sponge cake and apricot jam, vanilla, fudge, and a little coconut. The floral notes are more subtle and the honey flavours more complex, moving from clear to crystalline across the palate. A touch of water creates a, creamier mouthfeel. The finish is juicy and sweet with hints of soft oak all the way to the end.

The Whisky Baron - Bunnahabhain: Gold Medal Winner 

  1. Cattle Creep English Single Malt Whisky

Cattle Creep English Single Malt Whisky by Wharf Distillery (United Kingdom) is the 2nd expression from Cask that the winemaker released a few months after the 42.9% bottling. Originally 60 bottles in the release before 8 were repackaged into 5cl bottles. 

Cattle Creep English Single Malt Whisky: Silver Medal Winner 

  1. Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky by Cotswolds Distillery (United Kingdom) is the first whisky ever distilled in the Cotswolds. The team at the distillery uses 100% locally grown, floor-malted barley and mature the whisky in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and reconditioned red wine casks. Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky is rich, fruity, and sippable with notes of honey. It also has notes of Seville orange marmalade and dark red fruits.

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky: Silver Medal Winner 

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