Chinese Whiskey now available in the UK
The three Goalong Chinese whiskies and botanical gin are exclusively available online and in-store now via The Whisky Exchange. Goalong Distillery has produced the first-ever Chinese whiskies available outside of China, including a softly smoky blended whiskey and a duo of five-year-old single malts – one matured solely in ex-bourbon casks and the other in ex-bourbon and ex-brandy casks.
After more than 20 years of experience in the spirits industry, Gao Long founded Goalong distillery to create uniquely Hunanese spirits, also releasing a spicy gin made with corn and distilled with 20 Chinese herbs and spices such as green tea, coriander seeds and Sichuan pepper.
The range includes three whiskies and one botanical gin.
Goalong 5-Year-Old Bourbon & Brandy Cask Single Malt Chinese Whiskey is a five-year-old single malt which is matured in ex-bourbon and ex-brandy casks and has aromas of jasmine, malt and vanilla on the nose with candied citrus, sandalwood and raisin on the palate.
Goalong 5-Year-Old Bourbon Cask Single Malt Chinese Whiskey is matured for five years in ex-bourbon casks. The temperature variance of the region has accelerated the ageing process and brings complex aromas of hazelnut and honey on the nose, with cinnamon, and toffee on the finish.
Goalong Blended Chinese Whiskey uses a combination of grains matured in oak barrels. It is creamy in texture and has aromas of hazelnut, apple and toffee on the nose, with malt, honey and baking spice on the palate.
Goalong Botanical Gin is produced from corn and distilled with 20 Chinese herbs and spices including green tea, coriander seeds, cinnamon and Sichuan pepper. This is a one-of-a-kind gin that will shine in your next Martini.
Head of Buying at The Whisky Exchange, Dawn Davies MW, said: “‘We have recently seen a growing interest in whiskies that come from all over the world, not just those that from traditional whisky producing countries, so to add the first Chinese whisky to our range and introduce it to the UK is very exciting. There are many new distilleries opening up in China both local producers as well as the bigger more established companies like Pernod Ricard and Diageo and it will be fascinating to see those come to the market over the next few years. Could China be the next Japan – we will have to wait and see.”
Goalong Chinese Whiskey and Botanical Gin is available exclusively from The Whisky Exchange online and in-store now.