Hints of leather, polished furniture and the crackling dustiness of decades-old pages on the nose. The palate is stacked with sumptuous malty notes, tropical fruit and Sherry character, with a delicate but persistent peatiness. Read more..
‘Vellichor’ is a new word and refers to the aromatic atmosphere within second-hand bookshops. For this
project, we have combined complex and impressively mature whiskies from renowned distilleries, as well
as parcels of blends that have been aged for many years in ex-Sherry butts, to encapsulate this unique fragrance.
Hints of leather, polished furniture and the crackling dustiness of decades-old pages on the nose. The palate is stacked with sumptuous malty notes, tropical fruit and Sherry character, with a delicate but persistent peatiness.
This blend is made of:
The Macallan Distillery – 2 first fill bourbon barrels (12,1%). Two first fill ex-Bourbon barrels. With its heavyweight texture and glossy aromatics, this is like that coffee table book on stately home garden design you could imagine seeing on the polished oak desk of your piano teacher. An ABV of around 56%.
Highland Park Distillery – 8 recharred hogsheads (38,9%). Eight recharred hogsheads. Aromas of musky dry leather immediately marked this parcel out as fundamental to the Vellichor project. On the palate this is ridiculously fruity and puts us in mind of lighthearted Victorian poetry read aloud while wassailing. Around 50% ABV.
Blended Scotch Parcel – 1 refill sherry butt (15,6%) One refill Sherry butt of whisky dubbed ‘Old Orkney’. No connection to the closed Stromness Distillery, this nevertheless made us think of an anthology of Norse mythology, in the kind of chunky hardbacks produced in the early 1990s. Close to 42% ABV.
Blended Malt Parcel – 2 refill sherry butts (29,3%). Two refill Sherry butts. Heavy cooked fruit and spice notes suggest an inherited, well-thumbed cookbook for desserts and puddings. Around 41% ABV.
Caol Ila Distillery – 1 refill hogshead (4,1%)
Hints of leather, polished furniture and the crackling dustiness of decades-old pages on the nose. T..
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