I loved new adventures and when I was offered the opportunity by a buddy to taste New Make from English Cooper King Distillery it was hard to say no.
The Cooper King distillery was founded in 2016 by Abbie Neilson (scientist) and Chris Jaume (chartered architect), but it did not quite start here.
2 years earlier they “pulled up their tent poles” (𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡’𝑠 𝑎 𝐷𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑠𝑎𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐼 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒…. ) in England and traveled to Australia. This is where the whisky adventure started – The dream started and they took work at Tasmanian Sullivans Cove and have been taught by Bill Lark.
Hop on over to Cooper King’s website and read their funny story.
I hope one day I will have the opportunity to visit the distillery located just outside York in England – and then you will get more stories.
In short, some of the things that make Cooper King Distillery a fun and interesting distillery are the following:
👫 2 people’s desire for new adventures becomes a reality through passion and hard work.
🗺 👩🔬Adventures, experiences and education go hand in hand.
🛠 They have built the distillery themselves.
🇦🇺 ⇢ 🇬🇧 Their pot-still is built in Tasmania and shipped to England.
🌾 They use local raw materials.
♾️ Cultivates old traditions.
🌱 Focuses on our green planet and sustainability.
Their New Make tastes great and I think it can only be good as finished whisky.
If we go all Geek for a little while; The barley they use is of the type Maris Otter heritage two-row barley. It is floor malted at Warminster Malting, which is also English and not that far from Stonehenge (about 30 km) 🙂
The fermentation time is 6-7 days and they use a distiller’s dry yeast. The wash is distilled twice in their Tasmanian 900 liter copper pot still.
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙧𝙮: Cooper King Distillery
𝙉𝙖𝙢𝙚: New Make
𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨: Founders’ Club
𝙏𝙮𝙥𝙚: New Make
𝘼𝙜𝙚: 0 Years old
𝘼𝙡𝙘 %: 60
𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙧: Yes
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: 2021
𝘽𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: 2021
𝙇𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙: Only for Founders’ Club members
𝙍𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙙: March 24th 2021 (not for the general market)
🅼🆈 🆃🅰🆂🆃🅸🅽🅶 🅽🅾🆃🅴🆂
👃: Pleasant thick barley maltyness, zest nutty, citrus, grass, acacia honey
👄: Creamy, almonds, malty, raspberry, blueberry, a little white pepper, acacia honey, fresh cut ginger root
😋: It leaves a pleasant warm tingle on the tongue with fruity notes and nice malty notes
𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮: 🥃🥃🥃🥃 (4.5/6)
This a well made spirit that is worth keeping an eye on in the future – do let’s what happens in the casks chosen.
🅼🆈 🆁🅰🆃🅸🅽🅶 🆂🆈🆂🆃🅴🅼
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙀𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙙𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙖 𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙚𝙧
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝘼 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙛
🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙 – 𝙈𝙖𝙮𝙗𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙢
🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙙 – 𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮
🥃🥃 – 𝙄𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙄 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣
🥃 – 𝙇𝙚𝙩’𝙨 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩