The making of Keepr’s New Make Spirit
Matured in ‘first fill’ Bourbon casks to produce a Single Estate Tusmore Whiskey
Our whiskey barrels have a wonderful ‘from field to barrel’ story which begins with the barley fields surrounding our 40 beehives at the privately owned, 3,000 acre, Tusmore Estate in Oxfordshire. Once harvested, this barley is malted for the production of whiskey before being transferred to our partner distillery in Ballykeefe, Kilkenny, Ireland, where our Master Distiller, using his palate and experience produces the award-winning New Make Spirit.
Kilkenny, the location of Ballykeefe Distillery, is known as the birthplace of Irish Whiskey. It was here that the first record of whiskey production was recorded in 1324 in the Red Book of Ossory, a medieval manuscript that states even the black death didn’t stop the distilling.
Our New Make Spirit is created using the traditional Irish, triple copper pot still method, being recognised for creating a deliciously smooth spirit. With an interest in the environment, the pot ale and the distillery grain that is left over after the production of the spirit is fed to the cattle at Ballykeefe, thus reducing waste. Finally, the Spirit is returned to our Oxfordshire distillery for storage.
All our casks are different and are treated as individuals. Under the watchful eye of our Master Distiller, each cask is sampled every three months. At three years, the Spirit is a fully matured whiskey ready to be enjoyed or stored for longer. We recommend storage of five to eight years for it to be sampled at its best.
Purchases of barrels are subject to The British Honey Company standard whiskey production and storage terms and conditions agreement being signed, and a fee of £50 per annum for storage. Please email us for enquiries and more details at firstname.lastname@example.org
London Distillery Company Rye Whiskey LV-1767 Edition COMING SOON
Our Rye Whiskey has the distinction of being the first whiskey distilled in London since the closure of the Lea Valley Distillery in the early 1900s.
Made with 100% rye grain, this twice-distilled, whiskey was laid down on October 31, 2014 and rested for 1,400 days in New English Oak barrels. It has a limited run of 251 bottles.
LV-1767 has a cask strength of 54.3% and aromas of chocolate and lightly roasted coffee, followed by banana and pear notes, with a hint of apple mint to finish. On the palate, rich cinnamon and stewed peaches complement the beeswax note from the oak. The finish is a lingering white pepper spice, dark cherry and a hint of macadamia.
London Distillery Company 109 Single Cask COMING SOON
Double-distilled using 100% premium Plummage Archer malt and 1920s Distiller and Whitbread B yeast, this single malt whisky has a cask strength of 63.5% and was laid down on the September 9, 2015 and rested for three years in 20-litre American oak - ex-Kings County Bourbon - barrels.
Cask 109 boasts a mango and brioche aroma, with raspberry jam and candied orange notes. On the palate it offers intriguing, natural taste tones of heavy wood spice.