Released: October 2018
Batch Age: 10 Years Old
Latest Batch Size: 916
Latest Batch ABV: 51.4%
Santis Single Mat Swiss Whisky (Or let’s be honest - Swissky sounds better)
This is our very first swissky (squeal) and it’s from Santis Distillery in the mountainous village of Appenzell. This bottling carries a unique flavour profile after time spent in ancient beer barrels, and some more time spent in pinot noir wine and bourbon casks too.
The distillery sits on top of a Swiss ski slope lined with trees. Distillery owner, Karl Locher, is dressed as Blofeld, cradling a bottle of whisky instead of a cat. He screams, “Let your hangovers be particularly unpleasant and humiliating!”. Chased by Russian henchmen, two guys make their escape on a barrel-like snowmobile holding between them a Glencairn glass, a half empty bottle and a Walther PPK - very dramatic.
Nose: A complex nose with a sweet, vanilla entry and juicy ripe orchard fruits.
Palate: Spicy with an initial zesty hit before the mellower, sweeter notes emerge.
Finish: The sweetness fades to reveal earthier tones and a final tingle.