01 April 2013
Online retailer Master of Malt has today announced a significant scientific breakthrough in the world of whisky distillation: Cocks’ Scotch Eggs.
Created by occasional scientist and poultry-fan Brian Cocks, a miniature whisky distillery, known as Ardbegg, has been carefully built within a live Bantam.
After the first few successful lays, the micro-distilleries Laphregg and Leggavulin were also set up, in a Colombian Blacktail and a Bresse respectively.
The idea came about when Cocks realised that not only are chicken eggs airtight, they also have the same capacity as a double spirits measure. The whisky, which has been described has having a distinctive eggy flavour, is found within the golden yolk.
“The great part is the fact that all the packaging has been designed already,” said Cocks, yesterday.
Described by noted evolutionary biologist, Dickie Dawkins, as a “cruel misuse of hens”, Cocks’ Scotch Eggs are exclusively available from Master of Malt for one day only.
The Scotch Eggs are available in conveniently packaged sets of six, and the range includes:
Ardbegg Eggeadail – 54.2% abv – 5cl – £34.95
Nose: An even whack of gloopy egg, rich peat, and spicy sherry. A truly intr-egg-ing aroma.
Palate:The sherry comes to the fore with a lip-smacking drying quality. Albumen coats the mouth.
Finish: This is no yolk! Heavy and rich but perfectly balanced. Drying, long, and smoky. Egg-cellent.
Overall: The perfect ingredient for a late-night frittata…
Laphregg Quarter Cock – 48.0% abv – 5cl – £24.95
Nose: Medicinal with a hefty helping of toffee and hickory smoke. Toast soldiers.
Palate: Nutty and sweet flavours abound but do not eclipse the globulins and albumins, creating the perfect balancing act of mouthcoating richness.
Finish: A triumph from Dr Cocks and a "clucking" good dram.
Overall: This will win over even the most hard-boiled of whisky lovers...
Leggavulin Distillers Eggdition – 43.0% abv – 5cl – £27.95
Nose: Scrambled eggs with Lapsang Souchong tea. An egg-cellently rich and yolky nose…
Palate: Viscous mouthfeel with a rich and creamy feel. Smoked eggs and a bit of ham ooze through.
Finish: Long and spicy with some vanilla and a bit of sulphur.
Overall: Certainly a dram for serious bodybuilders who love a peaty whisky. A real alternative to Glucozade Port…
Remember, these are available for one day only, so buy now to avoid disappointment later.
You can read the full story on Master of Malt’s blog.
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