Monday, 24 December 2012

Hicks & Healey Cornish Whiskey - A Brief Review

Hicks & Healey Cornish Whiskey is the first Cornish Whiskey to be produced in over 300 years. 
Made from Maris Otter Cornish Barley mash, double-distilled in the smallest traditional copper pot still in the country and with only a small number of bottles available it really is a limited edition drink. 
And in November this year my father obtained a bottle from the Healey's Cider farm store in Cornwall. 

Today we popped the cork after a hearty Christmas meal and took a sip. And my my what a drink! 

 The bottle, which is apparently made with a cognac-style to separate it from the established whiskey market, comes in a lovely chest style box along with two whiskey glasses. A nice touch for something that is likely to be around for a while. Kind of wish we had picked up two now, one of drinking, one for show. 
Popped the wax, removed the cork and gave it a sniff. It has a rich spiced honey smell, very pleasant and not at all over powering. 
It tastes much like it smells, a pleasant warming with hints of honey, spice and a very faint hit of vanilla. 
Unlike a lot of strong whiskey's(whisky's), this one is 60.2%, it doesn't result in a harsh burn in your throat, merely a warming sensation that any good whiskey drinker would enjoy. 
A thoroughly enjoyable drink, well worth the spend, that I would suggest for anyone looking for a good whiskey as a night cap on special occasions.

You can get your self a bottle from the Healey's on-line store HERE

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you all!! 


  1. Just had a taste of this at Healey's Cyder Farm. Oh my, spectacular. Yes, you know this is a strong whisky but it doesn't burn like you'd expect it to. Very smooth and an explosion of flavours going on. You definitely should put this on your list of whiskies to try.

  2. Whiskey, quite simply, is among the most lavish of liquors: ordering a glass always raises the of the month club

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