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Kozuba & Sons – Prologue Single Malt Whisky

Kozuba & Sons – Prologue Single Malt Whisky


The first Polish single malt whisky […]

The times when whisky was associated exclusively with Scotland or Ireland are slowly going to an end. Now, whisky is produced in many countries. Starting with Japan, where it comes from hailed by Jim Murrays the best single malt of 2015 - Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013, by France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland and many, many others. As Mikolaj Rej said Poles are not geese and their own language have (to oppose Latin in written language), and now we have received the first Polish Single Malt Whisky - Prologue. The liquor comes from Kozuba & Sons from Jabłonka near Nidzica in Masuria. The company was founded in 2005, began by tinctures, then appeared flavored vodka, vodka, and now we have a single malt whisky. It is worth noting that the owners effort to provide good quality liqueurs was awarded in 2008 by granting gold and silver medal in a competition organized by the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago. Another gold medal came in 2012 and concerned the Starkus, vodka matured in oak barrels. [caption id=attachment_4702 align=alignnone width=801] Kozuba & Sons Prologue Single Malt Whisky[/caption] Lets go to the single malt. Prologue was matured three years in fresh (new, before nothing has matured in it) casks from American white oak. This period is the official minimum for single malt whisky. Bottled at 43% ABV. Producer gives us the mash bill: 40% Pale Ale, 40% birch smoked and 20% carmelized. The whole series was created from four barrels, of which 1,400 pieces were bottled. My bottle is No. 207. We dont have an information about the coloring and chillfiltration on the bottle. I was told by the distillery representative that these processes were not used. In fact, probably I havent tried before whisky matured only in fresh barrels. If this occurred it was usually an additional aging (Glenfiddich Rich Oak or Jura Boutique Barrels). A … and I have Bunnahabhain Darach Ur, where we can find a fresh wood too, but I do not know if they...

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