SILD · Crannog · WHISKY

is a unique rarity. It’s the only one that ages in small, selected wooden casks on “The Angel’s Share” in the port of List. It’s where the vessel lies at anchor. The rough climate on Sylt and the cutter’s constant wave movement produce an aroma that master distiller Hans Kemenater is enthused about. On top of that, you can taste the salty sea breeze with every slug of Sild Crannog Whiskey. The whiskey is bottled at 48% vol. and reflects the hearty and harsh climate of the North Sea. 
So where did the name SILD originate? – It’s the historic name of the island of Sylt and place of origin of this unique whiskeys. So what could be more appropriate than naming this exceptional whiskey after its place of origin?! Local barley, local water and the internationally renowned art of distilling at the SLYRS distillery guarantee a taste experience in finest Sylt-style.

 

 

TASTINGNOTE

Appearance:
deep amber

Aroma:
smoky – leathery, light vanilla notes, malty, cool – salty, iodine, seaweed, white pepper, appears light in the nose and yet complex

Taste:
creamy soft and round, salty in the mouth, iodine and a sea breeze, distinct malt character, interesting play of sweetness, saltiness and spicy

Finish: 
in the finish very long and complex

MATURED AT SEA

MATURED AT SEA

An absolute rarity, the CRANNOG edition from the SILD distillery is the only whiskey worldwide that is stored at sea on board of a ship – “The Angel’s Share”. 2700 entire bottles will be produced. It’s a sought-after collector’s item for international whiskey enthusiasts.

But why store it at sea? For the simple reason that it gives the whiskey a unique taste. SILD Crannog undergoes an incomparable ageing process like no other whiskey. The natural course of the tides, the continuous and gentle rocking of the waves, but also the brute force of the swell during storms, shape the taste of the SILD Crannog. Even inside the port, the sea can get so rough during strong east winds that not even experienced captains will head into port during a storm. Add to that the salty sea air and the varying temperature conditions over the course of three years. Such development gives the Crannog an enormous range in flavor: strong, peppery, and pleasantly salty with a full-bodied taste of malt. In the glass, it shines like dark amber and has a spicy, sweetish and slightly smoky aroma.

SILD Crannog is a true pioneer project – a real adventure for the SYLT whiskey distillery. Because no expert was able to predict how the distillate would develop over the years. An adventure that already was absolutely worth it for all whiskey enthusiasts who are able to obtain one of the few bottles.

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