Interesting fact… English Whisky Chapter 6 whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in England. Had it been produced in America its name would be English Whisky Chapter 6 whiskey, instead of whisky.
Just had a bottle for my Birthday.... not open yet but can't wait!!
Delicate, fruity, honey. A lovely east-drinking dram mature beyond its years
Back when it was 8 months old and not even whisky yet, I tasted this at the destillery and it was amazing. Felt like something great was in store for us all.
Just orded it can't wait.
The colour shows that the additional 18 months has imparted more wood character, and it does show adding a more toasted note and maybe muting the natural oils that were more prevalent in Chapter 4. In saying that the initial aromas are of crisp barley, light grass and citrus. Although showing a tad more maturity than Chapter 4 it still retains a youthful cereal character. Finally the sweet American oak builds adding a touch of natural caramel.
On the palate the sweet oak sets out its stall from the off, with those caramel and toasted notes. Yes the oak dominates after a fashion but the spirit has developed more ‘whisky’ character with the gristy barley, citrus and grass flavours balancing the oak. It has a lovely intense middle with a touch of neutral-spirit-botanicals. The combination of the oak and alcohol shortens the finish. Again less oily than the Chapter 4.
With water the nose is more youthful with flower petal marc notes mingling with the botanicals. However the is a gloriously juicy apricot core surrounded by gristy porridge notes. The oak has become fudgeier in nature and is wonderfully clean and pure.
On the palate water releases some of the hidden oils and as the alcohol is not as sharp it has a more rounded mouth feel. Like the nose the oak is marvellously fudgey but the marc and botanical note are still there. The oak comes back again on the finish leaving an oily/ oaky coating and a slightly lemon sherbet after taste. Coming along nicely!
This is to whisky what Morris Dancing is to Saturday Night Fever....
Have managed to get my hands on a bottle of both chapters 7 & 10 much to my surprise. Thought i'd never beat the collectors and speculators to it on such rare and limited expressions.
Have supped from both bottles and am a very happy man! A true slice of whisky history - gold in a glass!!!
Many thanks to the men at St Georges for producing some of the finest whisky out there =]
I do not understand Mister Nummey.
Mr Nummery was wrong in fact it is worse than Morris dancing, alright for a rub down with the sporting life
Mr Nummey is to whisky as an idiot is to Science. he must be mad.
Mister Nummey is a Scot, and a member of the SNP does that answer your question.
Good for cooking.
At 62 and having drunk whisky, as my tipple of choice, for half a century I have become happier and happier with my own judgement of the gold water. This is because I am a philistine. I tolerate the inexperienced eulogising of the whisky bores because I once was one of their clan......I no longer am. Judgement of good or bad has gone the way of the wine buffs of the sixties.....now seen as an abberation.
What matters is...do I like it? This chapter 6 is not on my buy list. I endorse and admire the effort put in to creating this reedy malt, but it is just too thin and characterless to give a paragraph to.
I would not even cook with it....it would dilute water.
Oh....I can hear them now with their biscuit and fudgey oak vanilla toffee soaked in lemon juice and nuts. Sorry. It is just characterless and less said the better.
I await chapter 200 with some, but not much, anticipation. I may even get lucky and die before I get to drink it.
Everyone as Mr Kirby and Mr Nummery has shown are entitled to their own opinion, Not everyone Likes the same things!!! I myself think this is a very good easy drinking Whisky with a great taste and warmth. If you are not a drinker of Peated Whiskies and like a smooth less harsh flavour it may suit you...
I was given a bottle of chapter 6 last night and was very dubious until I tried it. I like many whiskies, bowmore 21 being one of my favs .. However the chapter 6 is a very nice Whisky and to me tastes a little like one of the tullibardine range .. Outstanding effort keep them coming and hope to see them on airport shelves.
A real shame about some of the moronic reviews above. This is only 3 years old and for me has lovely sprightly new make spirit elements and lovely malt with citrus and sweetness. It might not be for everyone but have a word with yourselves!
I could not believe this was only 3 years old. You must try it. Its very very good.
Very nice on the nose, creamy texture coats the tongue, delish. bought two bottles already