With this series, Master Distiller Alex Chasko unleashes a number of special maturations on us. The editions are based on single pot still with 50% malted barley and 50% unmalted barley (from the new Newmarket distillery in Dublin). And that’s great, because the potential of their single pot still is now fully manifested.
The kick-off is given with a Virgin Chinkapin Oak: no finish, but an integral aging on this American type of wood with a typical, wider grain. Think here of a profile of spicy gingerbread and banana cake. Another not-to-be-missed limited edition that is also, and most importantly, bottled at 50% ABV. So it gives just that little bit extra to make the Chinkapin Oak sparkle in the glass.
Well done, Alex!