Distiller's Choice, Britten As A Boy, Whisky

£110.00
  • Single Malt Whisky
  • 57.15%
  • 70cl

Lowestoft is to honour its most famous son, Benjamin Britten, with a statue of the composer as a boy, overlooking the sea which inspired his music. This special, limited-edition Britten as a Boy, French Oak and Burgundy Barrel-Finished W... Read more

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100% East Anglian Malted Barley
figs, raisins and a  crack of black pepper and spice

figs, raisins and a crack of black pepper and spice

Lowestoft is to honour its most famous son, Benjamin Britten, with a statue of the composer as a boy, overlooking the sea which inspired his music. Adnams is releasing a special, limited-edition Britten as a Boy, French Oak and Burgundy Barrel-Finished Whisky, to launch the fundraising initiative for the statue. All profits from its sale will go towards the project. A team of passionate locals is leading the community project, which aims to erect a statue of the young composer on the seafront opposite the house in which he was born. Britten showed musical talent at an early age and went on to become a central figure of 20th-century British music, as an outstanding composer, conductor, and pianist. The committee has engaged the UK’s foremost sculptor in bronze, Ian Rank Broadley, and It is hoped that the Britten as a Boy statue will inspire a new generation to believe they can achieve whatever they want to. To kickstart the fundraising, our Head Distiller, John McCarthy has hand-picked Cask BURG1, which has been bottled as a limited special edition whisky.
figs, raisins and a  crack of black pepper and spice

Description

Lowestoft is to honour its most famous son, Benjamin Britten, with a statue of the composer as a boy, overlooking the sea which inspired his music. This special, limited-edition Britten as a Boy, French Oak and Burgundy Barrel-Finished Whisky, will launch the fundraising initiative for the statue. Aged in French oak and finished in a Burgundy wine barrel for six months, this whisky is 7 years old. All profits from its sale will go towards the project.

How does it taste

Complex, woody, earthy notes on the aroma, develop into creamy vanilla and nutty almond flavours on the palate. Finishing in a Burgundy wine barrel has generated a rounded mouthfeel, flavours of figs and raisins and a crack of black pepper and spice. The creaminess lasts through the finish.