So, what really is ManX?
- Brandies and cognacs are distilled from grapes;
- Rum comes from cane sugar;
- Calvados starts life as an apple.
ManX is distilled from the finest single malt whisky which has been matured in oak casks - by our Celtic neighbours, but this is followed by a purification process prior to bottling.
In the Isle of Man, we have perfected a way to re-distill mature whisky and retain much of the deep aromas and tastes that the spirit has acquired whilst resting in the burnt oak barrels over many years.
Andrew Dixon is the co-authour of a patented process which enhances the taste and aroma of matured spirits by utilising a redistillation technique. The result is a spirit that captures the complex tastes of the matured single malt whisky, but in a liquid that is crystal clear.
The nice guys in Bonny Scotland want us to respect the years their spirit has spent in ancient barrels. And so we should.
But a lot of us want the taste of whisky without the muddy brown colour to get in the way of our favourite cocktail.
And when we've mixed our favourite drink - we want it to look good.
That's half the fun of a good cocktail; the colours of orange, lemon & cranberry. But if you start with a good measure of whisky you're going to be looking at a long, tall glass of muddy water.
So, ManX is the best of both worlds. Truely an evolutionary step in the distiller's art It can take its place alongside the great malt and grain spirits of the world. Sip it neat, with a little water, soda or ice.
Or treat ManX to a night on the town in a sophisticated cocktail bar.