Plenty of character and a well structured new make. A promising base spirit for experimenting with maturation and beer cask finishing.
Bonnington peated new make spirit, heavy and full-bodied in mouthfeel and retains the creamed barley nature, the sweetness here is paired with nuttiness and dry peat smoke.
Bonnington unpeated new make spirit, heavy and full-bodied in mouthfeel but with a lovely creamed barley nature, sweet but not overtly fruity. A distinct signature/character for Bonnington distillate.
More cereal and nutty than tropical fruits. Quite light as expected from their unique process, very little lactic & metallic notes I’d usually associate with new make, with a freshness and clarity of flavour.
Very drinkable new make spirit when presented at 45% ABV.
Reminiscent of the process and aromas of the washbacks and mash tun, grassy cereals, doughy yeast and stone fruits.
Rascally Liquor New Make Malt Spirit review: To me a very ‘traditional’ new make spirit really full of cereal barley flavours, no hint of yeast/fruit or common distillation off notes (lactic/metallic/chemical) – really superb base.
The Borders Distillery New Make Spirit review: A great base spirit for maturing. Fruity and very cereal/malt heavy – I look forward to trying some more matured variants of this in a few years time!
Lindores Abbey New Make Spirit review: A delicate New Make Spirit with plenty of malt character and little lactic or metallic nature as can often be found, my guess would be they are aiming this to be very drinkable when it is still young (similar to Kilchoman when they started distilling)?
Bimber New Make Spirit review: For a new make spirit this is remarkably non-lactic and has only a tinge of metallic influence on the palate. Remarkably drinkable at cask filling strength and reasonably robust and tasty too. A promising start!