Nc'nean announced the latest release of the 2023 Huntress series. The limited editions of this series are the result of unique whisky experiments, which the overall goal of said experiments is to find and explore new flavours.
Distillery founder Annabell Thomas utilised special yeast cultures to craft the Nc'nean Huntress 2023 Woodland Candy. In contrast to the previous year's edition which employed three yeasts, including a unique rum yeast, the 2023 Woodland Candy distillate incorporated four yeasts for the first time, including red and white wine yeasts.
The Huntress 2023 Woodland Candy was made with 100% organic Scottish barley, using a blend of Anchor, Fermentis, red wine, and white wine yeasts. It was bottled at 48.5% ABV and left unadulterated in terms of its natural colour. Furthermore, the whisky was non-chill filtered, retaining all of its natural flavours and aromas. These factors come together to create a unique and complex flavour profile that whisky enthusiasts will surely appreciate. The casks used were 35% first fill bourbon casks and 65% STR red wine casks.
Only 4,556 bottles have been released.
Huntress 2023 Woodland Candy is a rich and complex whisky with a nose of creamy toffee that invites you in with a warm and welcoming aroma. On the palate, the taste is just as delightful with a burst of forest fruits, which provide a sweet and fruity flavour. The herbal spice comes through on the finish, providing a subtle kick that balances out the sweetness of the fruits. The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, allowing the flavours to dance on your palate. This whisky is a perfect example of the balance between sweetness and spice, and is a must-try for any whisky lover looking for a unique and satisfying experience.
In celebration of the release Nc'nean hosted an online testing to celebrate.Watch and learn all about our journey to creating their latest spirit.
Nc'nean (pronounced Nuh-ken-yen) is a modern and sustainable whisky distillery located on the west coast of Scotland. Founded in 2013 by Annabel Thomas, the distillery produces organic single malt whisky using locally sourced Scottish barley, pure spring water, and renewable energy. Annabel Thomas is one of a few women who are changing the game in the whisky world.
The name Nc'nean comes from a nearby ancient Celtic kingdom, and the distillery is dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and biodiversity of the region. Nc'nean uses innovative techniques like wood chip boilers and a biomass generator to reduce its carbon footprint and minimise waste.
The distillery's whisky is matured in a variety of casks, including ex-bourbon, red wine, and STR (shaved, toasted, re-charred) casks. Their core expression, Nc'nean Organic Single Malt Whisky, is a lightly peated and fruity whisky with notes of pear, honey, and vanilla.
Overall, Nc'nean is a pioneering distillery that's committed to sustainability and innovation while producing high-quality whisky that reflects the unique terroir of the Scottish west coast. Read more about Nc’nean and their commitment to sustainability.