- Style: Single Malt Whisky
- Region: London
- ABV: 47.0%
- Bottle Size: 700ml
Yes, you're seeing that rigjt! We've teamed up again with London's top distillery in East London Liquor Company (aka ELLC) to make another labour of love in the next of our very own Clapton Craft Whiskies.
Moving on from the decadent, malt-driven ex-Icebock cask from our E17 neighbourhood pals and Lager legends, Pillars we were honoured that The Kernel would allow ELLC and ourselves to use one of their ex-Biere De Saison barrels for a vibrant, fresh take on a Single Malt!
Mashed with 100% Maris Otter malted barley from Norfolk, which was then fermented with select Belgian Saison and Scotch grain yeasts. Following a 4 year (!) stay in a single cognac barrel, this was then finished in the Bermondsey-born pioneers' freshly emptied farmhouse Saison barrel.
Masters of funk, balance and floral complexity, it's immediately apparent that The Kernel's mastery has followed through into this bottle. Immediately upon pouring this light, golden nectar you'll pick up aromas of caramelised apricot, subtle wild yeast, dried grass, and herby clove.
If that was all sounding a little too experimental, there's welcome indulgent malty goodness following through on the palate to keep the vibrant fruitier fun in check. Think nougat, toasted almonds, and cacao - basically a boozy liquid Mars Bar.
Priced at £68 with a limited run of 280 bottles spread nearly entirely across all of our eight shops and online, we don't expect this to hang around too long. We've certainly got a Christmas present of our own sorted early!