We have selected a great whisky from an incredible independent producer who is renowned for their gin and followed on from their commitment to quality with a fantastic whisky. Available as a blend and a privately bottled single malt.
Forest Gin is distilled in small batches at the brand’s distillery based in a 17th Century stone barn within Macclesfield Forest in the Peak District National Park. This location provides perfect access for the gin’s botanicals that are foraged locally, such as Peak District moss and ferns or wild bilberries and raspberries, as well as a source of Forest Spring water from an ancient spring in the Peak District.
The brand was founded by the husband & wife team Lindsay & Karl Bond, who were passionate that not only should the gin’s ingredients be locally sourced, but the material for the bottle should be too - hence the use of Staffordshire Porcelain. The brand employed Wade Ceramics, who have created bespoke ceramic products since 1810. They made the unique Forest Gin and then applied the artwork from respected Papercut artist Suzy Taylor by hand to each bottle. Taylor is known for hand cutting all of her artwork from a single piece of paper using a scalpel and a magnifying glass.
In 2016, Forest Gin became the only ever gin to hold the distinction of being awarded two separate double-gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirit Awards.
This is our filling of a 50 Year old Sherry Cask.
Rich, sweet and smooth – with a slight addition of soft oak on the palette. We have blended some really interesting Malt whisky here. All malt, all aged 8 years and above.
We have then taken that blend and finished it in Oloroso casks (50 year old wood) here at the distillery. This has now been bottled at 47% in 700ml porcelain bottles using our spring water.
The story of this cask is a long one, but the results are outstanding. This cask has held Oloroso sherry for 50 years, and then was used for our first ever release of malts whisky. This second use has drawn out even more complex flavours and we are incredibly proud of the whisky. The bottles are polished black porcelain with a paper cut by the artist Georgia Low glazed with real gold.
Single Malt, Caol Ila 10 Year Old (48%)
PRIVATE BOTTLING NUMBER TWO.
10 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY DISTILLED by CAOL ILA
This bottle of Forest Whisky is one of a maximum of 363 bottles which we have taken from a single cask in Scotland.
This single malt has been distilled on Islay in 2009, before resting in an ex-bourbon cask for 10 years.We have then bottled this in Scotland using our own Forest Spring Water to open up the aromas and rich characteristics of this Island Whisky. We have used no additional colouring and the whisky is non-chill filtered.
Whisky: 10 Year old Single Malt
Cask: Single Ex-bourbon cask
Bottle: English Porcelain by Wade Ceramics
Nose: Honey, Smoke, Nougat
Palate: Vanilla, Ash, Toffee Apple