Liquid Gold Award - 2014
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Insider knowledge: English Whisky Chapter 6 whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from England. If distilled in America the spelling would be English Whisky Chapter 6 whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Just had a bottle for my Birthday.... not open yet but can't wait!!
16th March 2010
Delicate, fruity, honey. A lovely east-drinking dram mature beyond its years
4th April 2010
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.
13th April 2010
Just orded it can't wait.
12th May 2010
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!
8th July 2010
This is to whisky what Morris Dancing is to Saturday Night Fever....
8th September 2010
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 =]
20th October 2010
I do not understand Mister Nummey.
10th January 2011
Mr Nummery was wrong in fact it is worse than Morris dancing, alright for a rub down with the sporting life
13th September 2011
Mr Nummey is to whisky as an idiot is to Science. he must be mad.
23rd November 2011
Mister Nummey is a Scot, and a member of the SNP does that answer your question.
12th January 2012
Good for cooking.
12th April 2012
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.
29th April 2012
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...
19th May 2012
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.
2nd August 2012
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!
20th December 2012
I could not believe this was only 3 years old. You must try it. Its very very good.
28th December 2012
Very nice on the nose, creamy texture coats the tongue, delish. bought two bottles already
8th February 2013
Considering so many English love a good scotch and irish and respect them for their craft, it is sad and rather pathetic to see some scots ranting with pure delight at the notion that someone else trying their hand at this ancient irish and scottish tipple. Reminds me much of the stuck-up wine toffs in France who scoffed at Australian wine a number of moons ago, because it was Australian and not French...when actually, it was very good indeed. Whisky is a drink for the mature, and quite frankly it would be as warming to the eyes as whiksy is to the pallate to see a little more maturity on here.
3rd August 2013