Whisky Works King of Trees Highland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Named after the “works teams” seen in motorsports that have complete creative and technical freedom of their vehicles, Whisky Works is a boutique blending and bottling house that seeks to find the balance between pioneering innovation and the traditions of whisky making.
We are very happy to share the first innovative release from Whisky Works with our new members in August 2021. King of Trees is an exceptional 10 year old with only 2,157 bottles ever produced. This ISC 2020 Gold Award winner was initially matured in first-fill Bourbon barrels and refill American White Oak, with a portion of whisky then finished in two Native Scottish Oak casks.
“The idea of creating Scottish oak casks has been in my mind for years, first sparked by a walk through my local forest on the Black Isle. During my years in the whisky industry, I visited sawmills in the Highlands and began doing my own small-scale trials at home to find a way to make this idea a reality”
“After trialling different toasting and charring levels with other casks, I decided to toast the King of Trees cask over a traditional brazier at 220 degress for 47 minutes to achieve the sweet toasty and soft spice character. The Scottish oak cask has had a huge influence in accentuating the fresh orchard fruit flavours from the malts and the resulting whisky is the epitome of a Highland style – fresh with crisp apples and pears, soft wood spice and cinnamon.”
Greg Glass, Whisky Works
Member’s Photo Competition
We will be running a Member’s Photo Competition, something we do every delivery. To enter, share a picture with your bottle on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tag us (@SummertonClub) and use #SummertonWhiskyShots. Every picture you share gets you an entry and there’s no limit to how many times you can enter.