Hicks & Healey Single Malt Cornish Whiskey
A very rare First Limited Release of Hicks & Healey Single Malt Cornish Whiskey.
Limited Edition of cask # 29 Year 2004 Bottle number 214 of 319.
50cl bottle and two glasses in a wooden presentation box.
Hicks & Healey Single Malt Cornish Whiskey.
The First Premium Cornish Single Malt Whiskey Tasting Notes;
Nose; Delicious balance of budding spice with fresh apple.
Taste; Exceptional body, smooth velvety and complex infusion of apple, honey and spice.
Finish; Sweet cocoa from the sumptuous underlying oak. Fascinating and exceptional.
Cornwalls first whisky in 300 years was born from a handshakebetween two local, forward thinking independent family businesses, St Austell Brewery and Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm. The partnership brings together expertise in brewing and distillation for the first time in England, resulting in a quality whiskeymade with passion and integrity.
The Cornish Whiskey Story.
Made with Maris Otter barley grown in Trerulefoot, South East Cornwall, and using clear, soft Cornish spring waterfrom the Brake, St Austell Brewery’s private well, the wash was mixed at St Austell Brewery’s traditional brew-house before being transferred to Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm and passed through a double distillation in a unique copper pot still.
At only 1,200 litres it is the smallest legal still in the country and ensures longer interaction between the spirit and the copper.
The heart of the run was then collected and filled into new charred bourbon casks where it has gained character and colour as it has slept in the steadu Cornish climate for eight years.
Barley; Trerulefoot, Saltash 2003 Harvest.
Maltings; Tuckers Maltings, December 2003.
Distillation Healeys Cyder Farm 13th February 2004.
Maturation; 7 years Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm in ex-bourbon barrel
Bottling; Cask Strength unfiltered August 2011.