Leith based blended whisky start-up, Woven, has won 9 awards, including 8 silver and 1 gold medal, at the International Wine & Spirit Competition.
Woven’s gold medal win for ‘Experience N.7’ was described by the IWSC panel as, “complex and delectable nose of orchard fruit leather and unique seaweed notes. Ripe sweetness with hints of earthy peat and roasted apples build on the palate with lingering smoke. Lovely brown sugar and salinity continuing to develop.”
A passion project that came to life during lockdown and launching in Spring of 2021, this recognition on a world platform follows other big wins for Woven at the People’s Choice Spirits Awards as well as receiving category winner at the World Whiskies Awards.
Woven Whisky Maker Peter Allison said, “The last few years have been a total whirlwind. Woven is a dream that I’ve had with the rest of the team for many years. It wasn’t until we went into lockdown that we had the time to take action on it. Since then, we’ve created a brand we’re proud of. We’ve blended and bottled 14 different whiskies and launched our first continuously available liquid – Superblend; a global whisky that blends across borders. We’re so proud and thrilled to be recognised in these awards and knowing that people are enjoying the experience of Woven as much as we are is a complete joy.”
Superblend is the first blended World Whisky from a Scottish Blending House, that brings together the grains and single malts from distilleries worldwide, including Scotland, England, Ireland, Germany and the USA.
Peter Allison says, “Freeing whisky from geographical constraints allowed us to play with flavour and texture combinations that aren’t considered possible in Scotch whisky making.” Adding, “we are perhaps the first generation of whisky maker in Scotland to enter the industry without the innate belief that Scotch is superior simply because it is from Scotland.”
All 9 whiskies Woven submitted to the ISWC received over 90 points with Superblend winning silver. The panel describe Superblend as “a fruity style of whisky, with some pineapple and papaya notes. Delicate on the palate with vanilla and caramel, whilst retaining the well-balanced fruit notes and developing finish.”