No one knows what’s going to happen to the UK or the EU. Whether they can come to a deal, or go their separate ways. What we do know is that Gölles Distillery in Austria has decided to leave Scottish whisky making tradition and go their own way with their unique Brexit Whiskey.
So what’s it really about?
The Whiskey has been named after the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the relevance being that the distillery has decided to leave the UK and has instead gone in its own direction by ditching the idea of a single malt, and instead using 5 different grains to make this unique whiskey: Barley, corn, rye, spelt, and wheat. It’s also probably no coincidence that the distiller has chosen the Irish spelling of whiskey (with an e), as opposed to the Scottish spelling of whisky (without an e).
This whiskey is made from 50% corn, which the distillers describe as giving the spirit a bourbon-style, but this is still an Austrian whiskey at heart, and with the introduction of spelt and rye this is unlikely to be like anything you’ve tasted before, and boasting an impressive 43.3% ABV.
The name is interesting and is certainly a funny talking point, but the name might be a bit of a gimmick and for nearly £40 there might be better whiskeys to spend your money on. Probably only recommended for the serious whisky connoisseur looking for something different.
Bottles are available for €44.90 (£39.96) at the Gölles Distillery website here.