Nuns of Caen and Spice Tree Hamper
contains a perfect pairing of cheese and whisky - gift wrapped in a hamper and tasting notes.
Nuns of Caen (250g) – In the 13th century, nuns from Caen Normandy, settled in Gloucestershire at a place which became known as Minchinhampton. ‘Minchin’ is the old English name for a nun. By the year 1307, these nuns are documented as having 1886 sheep, some of which they milked for cheese making. Charles Martell now makes a wonderful soft cheese made with non-animal rennet. It is rind washed in their own Vintage Pear Spirit. (England - cows’ milk – unpasteurised - vegetarian)
Compass Box Spice Tree Whisky alc 46% vol (70cl) - The Spice Tree is made from Highland malt whiskies which are aged in custom-made casks fitted with new French oak heads. Compass Box source this oak from a mill in the Vosges, which produces some of the highest quality cooperage oak for winemakers. The result is a big malt whisky of richness and spice-like complexity.