Dartmoor Whisky – Bordeaux Cask
We had the pleasure of meeting Greg Millar, founder and owner of Dartmoor Distillery recently when he indulged us in a tour and tasting of his newly launched Whiskies. Situated in the historic Bovey Tracey Town Council building which dates back to the early 1800’s it is the perfect spot for his reconditioned copper still which Greg located in Cognac. Although there is no age statement on the Whiskies they are all around 3 ½ years in barrel but to taste them you would think they were older as they are all complex, smooth and extremely polished.
Made from locally-sourced hand turned barley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, this smooth whisky has been aged in a single Bordeaux red wine cask before being cut with pure Dartmoor spring water. The nose shows soft fruit and blackcurrant aromas with wine gum fruits, a hint of coconut and chocolate on the tongue. It has a full body and leaves with a sweet yet floral finish.