Gerston Classic 43% ABV 70cl - smoky & salty Highland style

Gerston Classic 43% ABV 70cl - smoky & salty Highland style

Gerston Classic 43% ABV 70cl - smoky & salty Highland style

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Notes: Ripe Fruit, Toffee, Smoke & Spice. 

A marriage of 100% aged Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, no added colour, not chill filtered. A modern interpretation of the legendary Gerston One Distillery.

The story of Gerston whisky is a tale of two distilleries, known as Gerston One and Gerston Two. Gerston One was a family-owned farm- house scale distillery, with a typically small output, making high quality spirit that was in demand both at home and further afield.

Gerston Two had four tall stills that were centrally fired by a steam boiler placed at one end of the still house. It had external worms for cooling vapour and the new spirit passed to the receivers again by gravitation.

Whisky was supplied in cask to merchants, private individuals and to local landowners, including Lord Thurso of Thurso Castle. It was most likely the aforementioned Thurso who introduced Gerston Whisky to prominent politicians of the day – including Sir Robert Peel, who was Prime Minister from 1841 to 1846. Other notable consumers of Gerston were the Duke of Wellington, the Bank of England, the Army and Navy Club in London and the Archbishop of York. The cash book also lists customers in Buenos Aries, Calcutta and Madras.

Gerston Two elected not to use peat for kilning barley or for firing the stills, they shipped in coal from the mine located at Brora just down the coast. The much larger stills at Gerston Two produced an entirely different type of spirit – softer and lighter when compared with Swanson’s whisky. The decision not to use local raw materials had consequences for the distillery. Local people bristled against a London based business that was not seen to be supporting the community. This was one of the factors which led to the ultimate closure of the Gerston Two distillery.


700ml | ABV 43%

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Description
Description Gerston Distillery was a family-owned farm-house scale distillery, with a typically small output, making high quality spirit that was in demand both at home and further afield. Whisky was supplied in cask to merchants, private individuals and to local landowners, including Lord Thurso of Thurso Castle. It was most likely the aforementioned Thurso who introduced Gerston Whisky to prominent politicians of the day – including Sir Robert Peel, who was Prime Minister from 1841 to 1846. Other notable consumers of Gerston were the Duke of Wellington, the Bank of England, the Army and Navy Club in London and the Archbishop of York.
Origin Styled on the original Highland distillery in Halkirk, Caithness
Volume, ABV 700ml, 43% ABV
Description of Taste
Tasting note Ripe Fruit, Toffee, Smoke & Spice
Sandman 20/04/2018

Nose
Limoen, peer, appels, vanille, turfolie, karamel, honing, muesli, rook, maritiem, witte druiven, en meloen.

Taste
Turfolie, limoen, peer, meloen, gerst, kaneel, rook, witte druiven, maritiem en mandarijnen.

Finish
Middellang, turfolie, gerst, kaneel, rook en mandarijnen.

Comments
Nog jonge whisky, maar ze is wel mooi in balans.

ctu 30/11/2017

Nose
Elderberry, peach, salt minerals, toffee and mild smoke

Taste
Flower honeys, unripe banana, raisin, pepper and cinnamon

Finish
Medium length, dry, spicy

Comments
It was a quite complex small highland distillery.

Rosebank88 01/08/2017

Nose
Voller, malziger Antritt, Eiche, Zitruszesten, kräftige Mineralität, Salz und subtiler Torfrauch. Nach und nach auch Ingwer, Abgase und Kehrricht; wird dann beinahe ozonartig. Zudem Noten von Heu und roher Wolle. Hervorragend zusammengesetzt und überraschend old-school!

Taste
Fest, mineralisch, Eiche, wieder subtiler Torfrauch, herbe Kräuter, malzige Süße, etwas Pfeffer, Zitruszesten, verregnetes Heu, wieder rohe Wolle, Abgase und metallische Akzente.

Finish
Lang, würzige Eiche, metallische Aromen, leichter Rauch und gesalzene Nüsse.

Comments
Eine echte Überraschung!

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