Whisky Releases – a chronology

Introduction

We decided to create this page to describe our whisky releases. It will be laid out in chronological order and will be updated when new releases appear. The newest release will always be at the top of the page. However, before describing the releases let’s have a quick look at the label which is affixed to the bottle providing the detail.

Whisky bottle and batch label

Each of our whisky bottles carries a hand written label like the one above. This particular label says that this whisky was batch 3, bottle number 205 which was filled on the 2nd of August 2021 by IT. Without looking at the bottle you cannot determine the product. Unlike many, we have decided to have batch numbers that are unique to our whisky, not a particular type or style of whisky. Some may argue this is not correct but it is the approach we have taken and we plan to maintain this – part of the reasoning for this was we initially used the cask number as the batch number.

Enough of the introduction, lets have a look at the Henstone Whiskies.


Date = 13/10/21

Ex-Oloroso Cask Aged – Release 1

Handwritten label batch number: 8
Date on label: 13/10/21
Cask Number: HDC0008 & HDC0009
Wash made: Comprised two washes made 2/5/18 and 13/6/18
Distillations: Comprised four distillations which took place on 10/5/18 and 22/6/18
ABV into cask: 65.2%
Wood type: ex-sherry (Oloroso), two 55 litre Firkins
Into wood date: 29/6/18
Removed from wood: 11/10/21
Bottling ABV: 46%
Number of bottles from in batch: 161 x 70cl


Date = 8/10/21

Ex-Pedro Ximenez Cask Aged – Release 1

Handwritten label batch number: 7
Date on label: 8/10/21
Cask Number: HDC0007
Wash made: Comprised two washes made 2/5/18 and 13/6/18
Distillations: Comprised four distillations which took place on 10/5/18 and 22/6/18
ABV into cask: 65.2%
Wood type: ex-sherry (Pedro Ximenez), 55 litre Firkin
Into wood date: 29/6/18
Removed from wood: 6/10/21
Bottling ABV: 46%
Number of bottles from in batch: 80 x 70cl


Date = 2/8/2021

Ex-Bourbon Cask Aged – Release 3

Handwritten label batch number: 3
Date on label: 2/8/21
Cask Number: HDC0003
Wash made: Comprised two washes made 26/1/18 and 15/2/18
Distillations: Comprised four distillations which took place on 2/2/18 and 25/2/18
ABV into cask: 65.3%
Wood type: ex-bourbon (Jack Daniels), 200 litre American Standard
Into wood date: 28/2/18
Removed from wood: 8/6/21
Bottling ABV: 43.8%
Number of bottles from in batch: 342 x 70cl and 138 x 5cl


Date = 29/1/2021

Ex-Bourbon Cask Aged – Release 2

Handwritten label batch number: 2
Date on label: 29/1/21
Cask Number: HDC0002
Wash made: Comprised one wash made 10/1/18
Distillations: Comprised two distillations which took place on 20/1/18
ABV into cask: 65.3%
Wood type: ex-bourbon (Jack Daniels), 200 litre American Standard
Into wood date: 24/1/18
Removed from wood: 27/1/21
Bottling ABV: 43.8%
Number of bottles in batch: 381 x 70cl and 21 x 5cl


Date = 15/1/2021

Ex-Bourbon Cask Aged – Release 1

Handwritten label batch number: 1
Date on label: 15/1/21
Cask Number: HDC0001
Wash made: Comprised two washes made 8/12/17 and 14/12/17
Distillations: Comprised three distillations which took place over two days – 16/12/17 and 23/12/17
ABV into cask: 65.4%
Wood type: ex-bourbon (Jack Daniels), 200 litre American Standard
Into wood date: 10/1/18
Removed from wood: 12/1/21
Bottling ABV: 43.8%
Number of bottles in batch: 370 x 70cl and 12 x 5cl