London’s Hidden Gems
Get to know the city like a true Londoner with our pick of the best hidden gems in London.
15th October 2020
“This is one of my favourite whiskies – it’s a beautiful colour with a rich and intense flavour that’s enticing. The aftertaste is almost sweet and makes you want to take another sip. It’s also sweet to smell, with notes of marshmallow, ripe pear and honey on the nose.
This particular single malt was finished in casks used previously to age Caribbean rum for four months so you’ll find tropical fruit and spicy ginger influences. It is lightly oaked and well balanced with both pleasant spice and a smooth finish.”
“I don’t smoke cigars but I really enjoy this single malt. This is an elegant whisky and has notes of sweet, spiced toffee with a lovely smoky finish. It is easy to drink without water, however, if you do add water, the smokiness intensifies and the toffee becomes richer. It’s exceptionally smooth, so you know there has been quality distillation and careful ageing in good casks. The palate is full and luxurious and the finish is long and warm – a must try for Autumn.”
“I am amazed at the complexity our friends at Hibiki have achieved with this whisky. I get smooth, silky plums, honey and a richness on the palate, and that’s without water. With just a drop of water it is a spice explosion from beginning to end. Hibiki®️ Whisky is not only Japan’s most highly awarded blended whisky, but among the most prestigious and honoured whiskies in the world. Too good to be true in my opinion.”
“Absolutely wonderful. This 10 year old is made with 100% rye and delivers a full-on flavour profile of clove, mint, barrel char, creamy caramels and butterscotch. An excellent whiskey that captures the spirit of entrepreneurship from the makers. It’s so smooth and balanced with a refined taste that you would not expect from a rye of this proof. I would most definitely recommend a taste!”
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