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Small Reserve Release 05 - Bourbon Cask / Maple Finish


Small Reserve Release 05

700ml – ABV 47.2% - Only 21 bottles available 

Cask Type: Bourbon / Maple Finish

Cask Number: 017

Spirit: Old Kempton

Tasting Notes:

Buttery pastry breakfast! This whisky sings all things chocolate, malty, and honeycomb. Having spent over 2 years in an ex bourbon barrel, and a further 4 months in a Canadian Grade A maple syrup barrel to finish, the flavours from this special release is like walking into your favourite patisserie. Just like a baked almond flaked croissant, let this one warm up in the glass before drinking. A bourbon lovers delight.

Colour – Yellow Gold

Nose – Maple syrup on toast, light fruits, Violet Crumble, amaretti biscuits, fried banana, vanilla wafer biscuits

Palate – Toasty and rich, demerara sugar, sticky date pudding, honeycomb, marshmallow

Finish – Medium, dark brown sugars,

Pairing Suggestion – Finger bun with a generous serving of butter, sugary cronut, maple syrup drizzled pancakes, soft brie cheese

Animal Fact – Two-Toed Sloth

Sloths—the sluggish tree-dwellers of Central and South America—spend their lives in the tropical rain forests. They move through the canopy at a rate of about 40 yards per day, munching on leaves, twigs and buds. Sloths have an exceptionally low metabolic rate and spend 15 to 20 hours per day sleeping. And surprisingly enough, the long-armed animals are excellent swimmers. They occasionally drop from their treetop perches into water for a paddle.

There are two different types of sloths, two-toed and three-toed. Whether they are sleeping, eating, mating, or giving birth, sloths carry out most of their activities hanging upside-down from tree branches. To accommodate their topsy-turvy lifestyle, the internal placement of organs like the heart, liver, and spleen is different from what is usually seen in mammals. Even their hair grows in the opposite direction, curving from stomach to back, probably so that rainwater can flow away from their bodies. Each strand of hair has a groove where algae collects. This gives the sloths an overall greenish hue that camouflages them from predators.


IUCN Red List Classification – Least Concern