We heard of new world winemakers re-imagining the planet’s most prevalent grape variety to create something new. Seeing them prove that something as ubiquitous as Chardonnay could have many faces struck a chord.
So when the classy, elegant tones of N.7 graced our studio we freed ourselves from the ABC (anything but chardonnay)mindset and quickly became obsessed with finding those notes in whiskies. Think steely, oyster-inflected tones of Chablais and the oak-soaked butter bombs of California. We let something vibrant, uplifting, and herbal take shape that’s ripe with zest, balance, and viscosity.
Drink N.7 long, with water. Wine style.
PETE VS. PEAT
How did Scotland’s smoldering, elemental dirt come to define our whisky in such a delicious way? We put our best man on the scent and dispatched him across to the Isles, through fumes and folklore in search of new flavours.
What did he discover? That behind the bonfires and charring–there’s a world of smoke that’s altogether more welcoming. One of delicate incense and soft candyfloss, of toffee apple and spilled coffee, of dark chocolate and steaming bowls of lapsang souchong, if that’s your cup of tea.
This study in smokiness is all layers and whisps. Drifting this way and that. Rising and falling on breaths between sips. Slowly evolving and effortlessly suave – who’d have thought this humble fuel of the Highlands, in the very moment of its destruction, could leave such a lasting impression?
THE ELIXIR OF LEITH
Our love letter to Leith does not follow convention. The people’s republic. Our home and our muse. No carnival town, but proudly twinned with Rio in spirit. Home to storytellers, seafarers, and the next big thing. And the last big thing.
We tracked down as many of the great but sadly lost blends from Leith and set about paying homage to them in liquid form. N.9 is contrasts, citrus, and depth. Tough and eccentric, with a sunny disposition. A stormy brightness, in tune with itself. Banana Flats. Concrete and rain. Spice and tropical fruits.
Leith's motto: Persevere.
An opulent, deep, and herbal homage to special moments shared in good company. N.10 is Complex and comforting.
A resinous and fragrant expression reminiscent of conversation-rich dark evenings that unravel into the night, ending nowhere in particular.
For our tenth Experience, we set out to create a whisky ideal for quietly marking in memory those rare and precious moments we’d all bottle if we could. Licorice, soft smoke, and beeswax notes combine on the palate before giving way to more subtle tannins and fruit.
The result is a low tempo, atmospheric blend with a captivating finish.
LEVELS. Experience N.1 is multitudes. Like any one of us, it has layers of character. A myriad of co-existing personalities. Layers and levels of flavour and texture reveal themselves when you’re ready. Different sips, different moments, offering different perspectives. Today it might be sweetness. Tomorrow smoke. The liquid won’t change, but perception does. Therein lies the magic of whisky. This is Experience N1.
THE SMILING WHISKY Can a whisky taste happy? We think so. Bright and wild and rebellious and rule breaking. N.2 is the buoyant excitement of opening night. Whether you’re walking the red carpet or sneaking in the back door. It’s spicy. It’s vibrant. A rounded whisky pleasingly invigorated with youthful malt. It’s the result of a marrying period in an ancient cognac cask, gifted to us by our friends at Holyrood Distillery. (Cheers, guys.) It’s something we felt that needed to exist after the year we’ve all had. Smile, this is Experience N.2.
MODERN NOSTALGIA. Nostalgia; a past that, ironically, only exists in the present.
A rose-tinted look backwards. That’s what we set out to capture in N.3. The oily, rich aromas found in whiskies that simply don’t exist anymore. Maybe they never did. This is a modern blend, inviting you to take a moment to reflect upon the past. Your own personal nostalgia. We all have a unique path that got us here, take some time to appreciate it. Raise a glass to you. This is Experience N.3.
SLOW-MOTION. Experience N.4 is a celebration and homage to time.
It took a long time to blend, and each of its components spent a huge amount of time maturing. As such, it sets a different pace. It’s a long, drawn-out, slow experience. It presses pause on the everyday. And only with the world standing still, does it reveal its complexity. That’s when you notice the magic that usually flies by, unseen, unappreciated. This is a unique blend that, in all likelihood, we’ll never be able to create again.
This is Experience N.4.
JOY IN NATURE. N.5 invites you to pause, take a breath, and experience nature's wonders. As you unfurl, you’re transplanted into a leafy forest. Seasons on the brink of change. Subtle shades and aromas emerge around you. Dappled light and glimpses of brightness. Things evolve from sip to sip. Time creeps by. Light. Balance. Depth. N.5 is nuanced and expansive. Delicate and full of life. Made possible by the wonder that occurs when whisky rests silently in wood.
“Whisky making is an act of cooperation between the blessings of nature and the wisdom of man.”
— Masataka Taketsuru
POSITIVELY JAZZED. N.6 is juicy and energetic. Its rhythm is a tight bass line that keeps the tempo high. Marmalade and strawberry jam together because, well, why the hell not? A hedonistic improvisation. Light bodied, foot-tapping whisky pulling rich, fruity flavours from a luscious red wine cask.
N.6’s melody is given structure from Speyside, with Campbeltown malts on the drums and a Lowland grain whisky smoothly sipping old-fashioned cocktails between solos. Listen up, this is Woven x SPIRIT.ED Experience N.6
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WOVEN TASTING SELECTION TRIO
WOVEN 10CL TASTING PACK TRIO 3x10cl
No occasion too small, no encounter too fleeting.
These double-sized miniatures go anywhere and are perfect to share.
For those impulsive moments of connection. The chance encounters with old friends. New rituals created in the instant or the familiar 'one for the road' dram before a fond farewell.
They make an ideal gift for friends old and new. Supplied with tasting notes in a fully recyclable cardboard poster tube making them the one-stop shop stocking filler!