UK-based distillery Nc’nean has debuted its first product, an organic and sustainably-packaged single malt whisky.
Nc’nean Organic Single Malt Whisky is made from organic Scottish barley, and the distillery claims that the whisky is left to mature for three years in ex-Bourbon and specially treated ex-red wine barrels.
According to Nc’nean, the combination of slow and gentle fermentation and distillation processes with this maturation method creates a whisky with notes of lemon posset, peach, apricot and spiced rye bread.
Nc’nean also claims that the spirit is the first UK spirit to be bottled in a 100% recycled clear glass bottle, while the whisky is also certified organic and made in a distillery powered by 100% renewable energy.
Annabel Thomas, founder of Nc’nean, speaks on the first release: “When I left my London job to found Nc’nean in 2013, I wanted to create a distillery that would be known for creativity and would lead the way in sustainability.
“At the time, 2020 seemed impossibly far away, and we’ve overcome so many hurdles on the journey so far, but I am incredibly excited to have reached this point.
“But more than that, I feel the quality and taste of our first whisky proves that a focus on the excellence of the spirit with careful sourcing of barley and yeast, and a slow and gentle fermentation and distillation, creates a whisky that is both delicious and sustainable.”
The Nc’nean Organic Single Malt Whisky will be available from several retailers including Selfridges, Berry Brothers, Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt, with a suggested retail price of £47.95 for a 70cl bottle.
Earlier this year, Nc’nean secured more than £1.7 million in a funding round to accelerate its current growth plans.
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