I’m pretty exited about this one, it’s Samuel Gulliver & Co third and latest release.
This one its in collaboration with the Cotswolds distillery and the whisky
has been aged in shaved, toasted, re-charred casks (STR) for 5 years.
The whisky is unpeated and the casks used are ex-red wine and American oak casks.
Statement from Gulliver’s
Stuart Gulliver, a 9th generation descendent of the original founder, says
‘we’ve really gone back to our roots through this collaboration with The Cotswolds Distillery,
which is just down the road from where Samuel Gulliver started his business in Banbury in 1747.
The influence of fresh and used oak from the STR cask combines to
produce a stunning whisky of rich fruits with toasty and warming spicy notes’.
Good news! A new expression has been released from Samuel Gulliver & CO this time it has an age statement of 10 years.
The previous dram of Gulliver’s 47 was a NAS but this one is 10yo and matured in quarter cask.
It’s darker in color because of the smaller cask that have been used and it’s peated as the predecessor.
The bottles are currently limited edition as a first release but I’m certain their will be more batches in the future.
Only 130 at this stage, one bottle is yours for 89 pounds. As a English whisky there is not too many with age statement so it will be interesting to see
what other brands will release with an age statement.
The standard Gulliver 47 is a favourite of mine when it comes to lighly peated whisky and this one will be interesting to taste and review
To see how the cask size changing the notes to maybe a more intense flavour profile.
Stay tuned for a review soon.
Photo by: Linus Wärn
The Samuel Gulliver founded his business in the white Horse, Banbury, England in 1747.
Samuel took inspiration from his fictional ancestors and traveled Traveled around the world to search out the most highly skilled and experienced distillers.
From the exotic Caribbean and Spice Islands to the more neighbourly British Isles, Samuel searched out the most highly skilled and experienced distillers to produce drinks of unparalleled quality and craftsmanship.
The business has now been re-launched by a 9th generation Gulliver to bring Samuel Gulliver’s ambitions back to life and introduce quality spirits to today’s discerning customers.
Gulliver’s 47 Single Malt English Whisky is a celebration of Samuel Gulliver’s adventures in 1747 and the robustness of a 47% whisky.
Gulliver’s 47 is a fine English single cask, single malt whisky distilled in Norfolk at The St. George’s Distillery exclusively for Gulliver’s and matured in hand selected Bourbon oak casks.
It’s a perfect marriage of the purest Norfolk water with the highest quality Concerto two-row local-grown barley that is malted at Crisps, one of the country’s oldest and finest master maltsters since 1870. Finally, we only use whole, unbroken ex-bourbon oak casks that retain the integrity of the flavour in the oak for a perfect aging process.
A proper review is around the corner.