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Adnams first Whisky - just one month to go!

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Adnams Whisky 2013 No1 and No2We've been waiting three years for this moment… after gently maturing here in Southwold, Adnams Whisky is almost ready for bottling. To be classified as a whisky, spirits must have at least three years and a day development time in barrel. John McCarthy, Adnams Head Distiller, has made two distinct whiskies: Single Malt No. 1 - matured exclusively in new French oak barrels, it's smooth and rich with notes of runny honey, vanilla and apricot. Triple Grain No. 2 - made from East Anglian barley, wheat and oats and matured in new American oak barrels, it's a bold, dark chocolate-scented whisky with notes of toasted oak, pepper and orange peel. The striking bottle design was created by Lee Cook from CookChick Design in Brighton. Lee comments: "Designing Adnams' whisky labels has been an opportunity for us to establish a new direction for hand-crafted English whisky. We were keen not to design another 'me too' label emulating the traditional designs from Scotland and Ireland. Our aim was to create a radically different design with optimistic, bright, vibrant coastal colours which allows a glimpse of the whisky inside. This bold design reflects the contemporary approach that Jonathan Adnams and John McCarthy have to making spirits. It was important for us to create a visually arresting design that included bold copper bands that reflect both the warmth of the product and Adnams Copper Pot Stills." Jonathan Adnams comments, “We are incredibly excited about the launch of our whiskies. With a total of just 20 barrels in this first release, we are expecting high levels of interest from whisky enthusiasts and Adnams fans alike. We are urging customers to make their purchase soon after it goes on sale to avoid disappointment. The next release will be later in 2014, but in between time we have plenty of other award-winning Adnams spirits such as Spirit of Broadside for our customers to enjoy!” The whiskies will be bottled later this month and are available for sale on Thursday 5th December online and in our Cellar & Kitchen Stores.      


Sarah Groves