A Piper playing as the Haggis is brought to the table, then toasted with a dram of Whisky is the traditional Burns night celebration. Luxurious Magazine sampled a couple of Whiskies from Sacred Spirit without the Piper and Haggis, to suggest for your toast.
Whisky was seen as purely a spirit from Scotland and Ireland steeped in history from distillers refining the water of life. Over the last couple of decades, other countries have started producing the amber spirit, notably Japan. Sacred Spirit, an award-winning Gin company, based in England, has used their distilling skills and experience to create a fine single malt Whisky and an Orange Whisky Liqueur.
Sacred Orange Whisky Liqueur, 40% abv, 70cl, RRP £35.95
Sacred take English Whisky from Norfolk, aged in bourbon casks for three years and blend with sweet Spanish orange peels, vacuum-distilled cubeb from Indonesia and star anise from Vietnam. Rich toasted biscuit notes combine with the fresh Spanish orange and spices from the Far East to give a warming zesty mouthfeel with great length on the palate. An Old Fashioned cocktail in a bottle!
Sacred Peated English Whisky, 48% abv, 70cl, RRP £47.95
Peated English Whisky (again, from Norfolk!) matured in bourbon barrels is re-casked in London for further maturation and flavour development in sherry hogsheads – old Pedro Ximenez casks, from Bodegas Navarro in Montilla, Spain.
These are specially selected by Ian and Hilary the Co-Founders of Sacred Spirits. They want us to know it’s a hard job, but someone’s got to do it! These nutty and creamy nuances give an intense and satisfying single malt.
Notes and accents of Log-fire smoke from a country pub, combined with sea salt, dried pineapple, clove spice, sweet vanilla and Christmas cake.
The single malt and the orange liqueur’s peaty tones come through on the palate with a warmth perfect for winter nights. It goes well with spicy food ideal when tucking onto Haggis, neeps and tatties. So raise a glass to old Robbie and enjoy an English Whisky this 25th January.
For more information and details of stockists, visit https://sacredgin.com.
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