You are probably wondering what this listing is all about, right? Good question!
To answer it, lets rewind back to 2015. The London Distillery Company became the first distillery in over a hundred years to begin distilling whisky in London. Whisky visionary Darren Rook took the company kicking and screaming into whisky production. And it was not an easy journey. There have been casualties.
Matilda, the TLDC 650 litre whisky still, has only run in anger a few times and even now, she is not able to run in the premises that TLDC occupy. But back then in 2015, she was working and the product of those early runs of Matilda were a batch of tiny twenty litre casks. Just 109 of them. These little oaken babies had spent their first two years holding bourbon at the Kings Country Distillery in New York before arriving in London for their (and the worlds) first taste of London produced new make for a century. The casks were sold to customers and shareholders and they got snapped up pretty fast.
The 109 series casks were filled in September 2015 and by December of the same year, Matilda had been put into storage – not yet to return to operation.
By late 2018 the casks came of age and were offered for collection to the owners. Cask 59, this one was left in the cask for another year and then bottled in December 2019 at cask strength of 63%.
Putting the spirit into 20 litre casks was inspired. The large surface area per litre of spirit accelerates the ageing and you could easily be mistaken for thinking you are drinking a much more mature spirit.
But enough with the description – there are not even any detailed tasting notes with this whisky. It is cask strength and the small run of 109 diminutive casks means that as you can imagine, this is a unique whisky.
Please enjoy it, and please us know what you think. We’ve been thinking that 100ml samples might be a great way for whisky drinkers to enjoy whisky without committing to a whole bottle per month or per quarter. Give me your thoughts on that too!
Your choices are a 100ml sample or a full half litre. Both are at cask strength of 63%.
Ordering info: Please note that we can only sell whisky in the UK. Also, note that due to licensing laws, we can only sell alcohol periodically, so there will be some delay in dispatching your order. We’ll store it up and try and send all the orders together. we’ll let you know when that will be soon after you order. You are buying whisky from the 100cc Club (this website is order management and payment processor only). Age verification will be required prior to fulfilling your order.