OVER 200 YEARS OF DISTILLING HAS BROUGHT US TO THIS POINT. WITH A REPUTATION FOR MAKING INNOVATIVE, MUCH-LOVED SPIRITS, SPEARHEAD IS OUR LATEST WHISKY. CRAFTED FROM A SINGLE GRAIN, IT’S A BIT OF A RULE-BREAKER WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER WHISKIES. HERE’S TO THE FUTURE AND THE NEXT 200+ YEARS.
WE DON’T BELIEVE IN THE BINARY DECISION BETWEEN FOLLOWING OR BREAKING RULES. WE BELIEVE THERE’S A THIRD CHOICE: WRITING YOUR OWN AS YOU GO.
TRADITION, HERITAGE AND TIME-HONOURED PRACTICES CAN PRODUCE THE WORLD’S FINEST WHISKIES. FACT. BUT FOR EVERY RULE THAT MUST BE OBEYED AND EVERY STATUTE THAT MUST BE HONOURED YOU LOSE AN OUNCE OF ORIGINALITY AND A SPARK OF FREE SPIRIT. IMAGINE WHAT THE FOREFATHERS AND FOREMOTHERS OF WHISKY COULD HAVE DONE WITH ALL THE MODERN WONDERS OF THE SPIRITS WORLD!
WE’RE TRULY GRATEFUL TO CONVENTIONAL SCOTCH FOR GIVING US OUR STARTING POINT. BUT WE SEE IT AS JUST THAT, A STARTING POINT. WITH SPEARHEAD, WE CHOSE TO TAKE A NEW PATH. ONE THAT INVOLVES A COOPERAGE IN KENTUCKY, WHO HELP US SELECT CUSTOM TOAST LEVELS FOR OUR INFRARED TOASTED BARRELS. TOAST LEVELS THAT ARE SET TO A PROFILE WHICH EXTRACT PROPERTIES IN THE WOOD TO GIVE SWEET NOTES. NOTES THAT ARE NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO COME BY WITH TRADITIONAL TOASTING.
AS FOR THE RESULT? LET THE TASTING DO THE TALKING. WE COULDN’T BE HAPPIER WITH OUR END PRODUCT. AND WE’RE SURE YOU’LL AGREE.
OUR EXPERIENCED DUO WHO’VE MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
He may be our Master Blender, but Michael doesn’t really blend in. He’s a maverick; a true whisky pioneer. And with almost 30 years in the whisky industry, he knows his stuff. He’s also delighted to put his stamp on Spearhead. Let’s raise a glass to a Master Blender who’s conventional, yet equally and refreshingly unconventional.
To the untrained eye, Kenny simply makes our barrels. Only, he’s a true expert in the art of one-of-a-kind barrel making. He’s our very own Cooper, and earned his apprenticeship back in 1978 – 40-odd years later and he’s firmly and thankfully part of Spearhead. Hey Kenny, as they say – good things take time. Great to have you on-board.