The Owl Distillery represents a prestige diversification for the regional agricultural industry whilst respecting the environment and fulfilling the specifications for distilling an excellent Single Malt whisky.
“The Owl” is a legendary bird, widespread in the forests of Belgium, and symbolises knowledge and wisdom: knowledge for distilling the best The Belgian Owl, Belgian Single Malt Whisky, and the wisdom needed when tasting it.
In the marvellous world of whiskies, an important part of the character of a whisky is created during its ageing process. During this period, the angels mysteriously and magically take their share. Their action, ‘The Angels’ Share’ impregnates the whisky and gives it a major part of its specialness, its character…
The time needed for the ageing process to create the whisky lasts a minimum of three years. Before the end of this three-year period, the distillate is called Spirit. After this three-year period, the distillate becomes … Whisky!
Etienne Bouillon has always been curious to taste his products at all stages of its distillation. He thought that he was not perhaps the only person to be curious, and so to share this curiosity, he decided to bottle The Belgian Owl at various stages of its distillation.
The Owl Distillery would like you to discover The Belgian Owl Belgian Single Malt in four forms, both Spirit and Whisky:
- ‘Non-aged’ Spirit: discover the region’s olfactory passport on which the barley is grown.
- Spirit ‘under the ageing process’: this is the beginning of the interaction between the distillate and the cask during the first three years.
- Whisky: after three years and more, the ageing process in the cask has revealed its secrets. The whisky will have a volume of 46%.
- ‘Straight from the cask’ Whisky: plunge into a cask at a precise moment of the ageing process. The whisky will have a volume of around 70%.
From barley to bottling, all the production stages are carried out in Belgium.
As well as its artisanal side, The Belgian Owl is unpeated and distilled in a ‘Pot Still’ (a swan-necked still). So as to best conserve the product’s rich aromas and scents, The Belgian Owl is bottled without being cold filtered. Moreover, the natural colouring that comes from each cask is retained. Because of this, each bottling of The Belgian Owl can be slightly different from another bottling even though the ageing period is the same.
Our objective is to give you the best of nature to taste, whilst respecting nature itself. Nature can be different at any time, and our product goes with it.
So we look forward to you very soon discovering and sharing this magic …of the ageing process!
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