We are ready to start distilling the first Island single malt Whisky, brewed and distilled with Isle of Wight barley. Not many people realise that the base alcohol for Whisky is beer. Using patience and care, we intend to create a smooth, flavourful whisky for the island. Get in touch with us to discuss how you can be a proud owner of your own Isle of Wight Whisky cask!
Our Island single malt will mature in a combination of bourbon (american oak) and white wine (french oak) casks. The fun doesn’t end there, part of our wood management will be the finishing of the whisky – where the whisky rests for the last 6 months in either sherry, Madeira, cognac, port or even peated whisky casks.
Patience and Care
The majority of distillers producing whisky rush the first part of the brewing process to get to the distilling and maturation of the whisky. We intend to put as much care and attention into brewing the wash/ beer for distilling as you would in brewing a fine pint of Ale.
We have created a unique recipe using Island barley that will be brewed at Goddard’s Brewery, moved to the distillery and then distilled. The new barley spirit will be left maturing in oak casks for at least 3 years as governed by the Scottish whisky association.
Want to Buy a Cask?
For whisky fans there will be an opportunity to buy and mature your own whisky in oak barrels. This could make a great gift for a whisky lover! We’ll invite you in each year to taste your whisky as it matures so you can personally taste the difference.