Peated Burgundy Cask Single Barrel English Whisky & Glasses Gift Set - Harvey Nichols

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Peated Burgundy Cask Single Barrel English Whisky & Glasses Gift Set


Experience the unrivalled luxury of our limited-edition Peated Burgundy Cask Single Barrel English Whisky sipped from one of the world’s finest glasses, chilled to perfection by a flawlessly spherical ball of ice.

This exclusive gift set contains: 

  • Harvey Nichols Peated Burgundy Cask Single Barrel English Whisky 700ml
  • Riedel Bar Drink Specific Rocks Glasses x 2
  • Vin Bouquet Silicone Ice Ball Mould

This exquisite whisky was created exclusively for us by The English Whisky Company – an award-winning producer always highly rated by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible and Whisky Advocate. It’s an intriguing dram for many reasons…

Firstly, it has been peated to 38ppm, not dissimilar to Caol Ila and Ledaig. This on-trend style may be more associated with Islay and the Highlands of Scotland than East Anglia, but this whisky was created under the watchful eye of Iain Henderson – a legendary Master Distiller who, having worked at Ardbeg and Laphroaig, has lived and breathed smoke for decades.

Secondly, there’s the cask. Most producers favour readily available Bourbon barrels from America or the traditional Sherry butts and puncheons of Spain; red wine casks tend to be used to finish whiskies for just a few months or a year. However, our whisky has been fully matured in a 250-litre, first-fill, Pinot Noir cask from Burgundy. Yielding just 280 bottles, this is a real rarity.

Thirdly, it was distilled in August 2007 and bottled in November 2019. An age statement wasn’t included on the label because at the time no English Whisky producer had yet finalised and released their own whisky at this classic age, but you can easily do the maths.

And finally, there’s how it tastes. Those lucky enough to have travelled to the foodie mecca that is Mexico’s Oaxaca will be familiar with the local mole, made using toasted nuts and sesame seeds, dried fruit, Christmassy spices, dark chocolate and earthy smoked chillies. Those who haven’t, can experience these wonderful aromas and flavours in this whisky, not to mention cherry chocolate liqueurs, summer pudding, lapsang souchong, leather bound books, smoked paprika, freshly brewed coffee, and something that evokes sipping malty Horlicks around a bonfire on a winter night. There’s nothing else quite like it.

The best way to enjoy such a dram is from a vessel made by the world’s foremost glass specialist, Riedel. Their Rocks Glass was produced for the finest cocktail bars, but now it’s available for you to enjoy at home. It was specifically created for serving spirits over ice. Designed to be slightly larger for holding sizable ice cubes (like the 5.5cm diameter ones popped out of Vin Bouquet’s Silicone Ice Ball Mould), it feels wonderful in the hand – the perfect balance of reassuring weight and yet thin glass at the mouth. Another brilliant feature is that the level where the rib design on the glass flares out at the bottom marks an accurate 60ml (or double) pour, making it efficient to fill without a measure. No lover of spirits should be without a pair of these glasses.

£18.57 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3521883

Style No.: 903164

Country: England
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 51%
Volume: 700ml

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