The scotch-ish whisky EFD81 is new to us, and every operation brings us new experiences. Today, on entering the distillery and checking how the existing fermentations were progressing, we opened an EFD81 fermenter, stuck our heads in and smelled … strawberries? The fermentation smelled strongly of strawberries!
Sure, I understand that those little yeast beasties create esters, flavorful and aromatic chemicals that are a big part of our sensory world, but we were still kinda taken aback by strawberries.
Now, this flavor note in the fermentation doesn’t mean that we’ll be making strawberry whisky anytime soon, but the next time you sip that peaty spirit, you just may find, down in that smoky depth, a strawberry.
Think of it a a surprise gift from us.

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