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Experience N.16 // LOOM

LOOM

Our tiny studio in Leith previously produced textiles. This intertwining narrative inspired us to view blending like weaving, a repetitive yet dynamic ritual of combining.

N.16 became a vibrant pattern of contrasting flavours. Lively citrus zest to opaque smoke. Its individual threads combined to form a lively tapestry of textures, retaining bright flecks of flavour amidst complexity.

It’s our homage to this parallel craft that, like whisky, makes the fabric of Scotland.
This is Experience N.16. We are all Woven.

500ml | 47.7%

Sale price Price £60.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

PACK CONTENTS

1 X 100ml Bottle Experience N.15 // SHINDIG
1x 100ml Bottle Experience N.16 // LOOM
1x 100ml Bottle Experience N. 17 // SYNCHRONICITY

Pack also includes detailed formulation and tasting notes, and an invitation to an online masterclass with Woven's Whisky Maker / Co-Founder, Pete Allison.

Blend Summary

NO. OF BOTTLES
3594
Blending Date
17/07/23
Marrying Period
21 Days
ABV
47.7
COMPOSITION
Loch Lomond Distillery Single Malt
15.2%
Glenrothes Distillery Single Malt
36.3%
Strathmill Distillery Single Malt
13.1%
Strathclyde Distillery Single Grain
5.05%
Unnamable Speyside Blended Malt
25.3%
Loch Lomond Distillery Single Grain
5.05%
MARRYING
75% of the Blend
PX Seasoned Quarter Casks
25% of the Blend
Ex Bourbon Hogsheads

BEHIND THE BLEND

EXPERIENCE N.16 // LOOM // BLENDING NOTES

Whisky and Tweed - the twin bastions of Scottish Culture! Both steeped in tradition, speaking of place and made by people that ultimately don't determine the product's final purpose. This is a blend where the liquid came long before the concept that now wraps around it, but weaving is a subject we gravitate towards often when speaking about whisky. It's a useful metaphor, and as often happens with good metaphors, the more you push it, the more you are able to make connections between the worlds your describing.

As you can read in the case of Experience N.18 // AWE, sometimes blends come together without too much effort. But they're lucky, infrequent occurrences.

This blend was the opposite. Over days and days the blend evolved through long, blending sessions. Each component being carefully balanced through a long, repetitive practice of graduated tastings of possible combinations. Pete worked alone on this blend in the studio for nearly a whole week and in conversation when the normal metaphor of flavour woven together in whatever fashion came up, we joked that through the creation of this blend he'd inhabited an almost monastic like solitude within the studio, just like the weavers of the Isle of Harris in their back rooms, pedaling the loom for hours upon end.

The more we thought on this concept the more connections we found. Both the weaver and the blender work alone, transforming base material into a more complex finished product. Neither control the end usage of their product.