The WMD produce Single Malt English Whisky
Historic Rioja Cask
West Midlands Distillery
The West Midlands Distillery have crafted a rare historic 225L Rioja Cask, which has been used for ageing Rioja Wine for 20 Years. It has been filled with our Single Malt spirit, at 58%vol, for ageing into Single Malt Whisky. Our New Make spirit has been crafted using floor malted Barley from Warminster with Plumage Archer and two yeast varieties. A minimum of seven days fermenting with Voss and Hornindal yeast gives a complex, rich and fruity wash. Double distilled on our 100% Copper Pot still with all heads and tails being completely discarded, gives an aggressive cut where only spirit that demonstrates our exacting standards reaches the barrel. Rich, Fruity and Full Bodied characterises our New Make. From the Barrel expect rich Cherry, Red Berries, Plum and Vanilla. A deep colour from its years of use ageing Rioja is sure to impart into the resulting Whisky. We predict to bottle in 2027 but will let the spirit tell us exactly when. We will be watching this one very closely and updating you periodically with its progress.