Woolf Sung Brands source and represent premium spirits and Champagne brands; with passion and knowledge at the forefront of our thinking. We exclusively source products that we unreservedly believe offer exceptional flavour, and impeccable provenance. Our team has decades of experience in bartending and prestige retail allowing us to provide first-rate training, sector knowledge and quality service to our customers.
Woolf Sung Collection
The Woolf Sung Collection is a unique series of the rarest whiskies on the planet. The concept was created to shake up the industry norm of wooden cases and standard tall bottles along with, in our opinion, some not so nice whiskies at extremely high retail prices.
Only the very best whiskies are selected by us for the Woolf Sung Collection bottlings paying homage to the world’s greatest distilleries. Each release has its own unique label design that will not be found on any bottle except those of the collection. Bottle numbers are extremely limited on each release.
The Hunter – Glenglassaugh 1972 – 40 Year Old
KEY FACTS: SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY / 42.9%abv / 70cl / SHERRY CASK MATURED / 160 BOTTLES
The Hunter is the first release from the Woolf Sung Collection. A 40 year old Glenglassaugh distilled in December 1972 and decanted in January 2013 from a sherry cask. The whisky has a cask strength of 42.9% and comes in a 70cl bottle.
The label is a one-of-a-kind design and each is hand numbered. The bottle is beautifully presented in a stainless steel black powder coated bank vault case. Each case is embossed with Woolf Sung’s unique release number. Only 160 bottles have been produced of this wonderful whisky.
The aroma opens with an abundance of herbs, dried fruits and a hint of black pepper. With time, fresh apples give way to more robust notes of sherry and dark chocolate. On the palate notes of crab-apple and cinnamon present themselves, followed by more black pepper and plenty of rich oloroso sherry. Water brings zesty ginger, Seville orange marmalade and roast coffee beans. Finally, spicy oak and pearl barley contribute to a long, sumptuous finish.
David Nicholson 1843 Straight Bourbon
KEY FACTS: KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON / 50%abv / 75cl / HIGH WHEAT CONTENT
First produced by grocer David Nicholson in 1843, this wheated style of bourbon was notably linked with the legendary Julian ‘Pappy’ Van Winkle who opened the fabled Stitzel-Weller Distillery and produced the recipe ‘1843’ there for many years.
In recent years, the David Nicholson 1843 Straight Bourbon has won double-gold at the 2015 and 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
The David Nicholson 1843 has a high wheat mash bill, lending it notes of honey, butter and oak spice. It is bottled at 100 proof and makes for a great drink neat or in a cocktail.
Nose - Rich scents of honey and butter are followed by subtle hints of vanilla and oak.
Palate - Exceptionally smooth to start, followed by woody, smoky overtones, with a long, warm finish with a touch of spice.
David Nicholson Reserve Straight Bourbon
KEY FACTS: KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON / 50%abv / 75cl / HIGH RYE CONTENT
In 2016 David Nicholson launched its second expression, the David Nicholson Reserve Straight Bourbon. This expression has a high rye content which creates a richer, tangier style compared to the David Nicholson 1843. Expect notes of winter spice, mahogany and blood orange with that vanilla from the American oak underpinning it. Like the David Nicholson 1843 the David Nicholson Reserve is bottled at 100 proof, giving it a full body and makes it suitable for mixing as well as drinking neat.
The David Nicholson Reserve took double-gold and was named Best Straight Bourbon at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. It also won gold at the Spirits Business American Whiskey Masters in 2017.
Nose - Notes of honey and vanilla with smoky undertones.
Palate - The woody, smoky tones you expect, followed by an exceptionally smooth finish with undertones of oak and mild spice.
In the private back room of a grocery store on North 6th Street in St. Louis, Missouri, unbeknownst to its forefather, a legacy was born. The store's owner, David Nicholson, created the famed ‘43’ bourbon recipe. Little did he know that his recipe would be passed on and passed down, remaining unaltered for almost two centuries.
Still possessing the outstanding character for which it earned its original popularity in 1843, the David Nicholson legacy lives on unchanged, unfettered, and unmatched.
The Limestone Branch Distillery was founded in 2011 by Steve and Paul Beam in Lebanon, Kentucky. Steve and Paul are descendants of two great American distilling families, the Beams and the Dants, so it was inevitable that they would turn their heads to whiskey making. Initially they produced an unaged spirit called Sugar Shine by distilling fermented corn and sugar cane, but before long they were distilling bourbon onsite and have gone on to release both Yellowstone bourbon and Minor Case rye whiskey.
KEY FACTS: KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON / 46.5%abv / 75cl
Yellowstone bourbon was first produced in 1872 by JB Dant to commemorate the opening of the eponymous national park. In the 1990s the distillery that produced Yellowstone was shut down and the ownership of the brand changed hands several times. Eventually it was decided that it was appropriate that Limestone Branch should take ownership of the brand, largely because it was their ancestor who created the whiskey in the first place. Now it is back in the hands of the family, Steve and Paul Beam are working tirelessly to reintroduce this great whiskey to bourbon drinkers the world over. The Yellowstone Select even took Silver at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Rye spice with soft, leathered cherries, fading to smoked caramel and followed with a smoky oak and brown sugar finish.
Yellowstone Limited Edition
KEY FACTS: KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON / 50.5%abv / 75cl
Every year Limestone Branch release a highly limited release of Yellowstone bourbon, with the recipe changing slightly each year. The backbone of the whiskey is a blend of seven and twelve-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Previous editions have been finished in toasted wine barrels, whilst the 2017 edition contains four-year-old bourbon distilled by Steve and Paul themselves.
Spiced oak and roasted coffee on the nose, with notes of rich chocolate and creamy vanilla on the palate. The finish is full of leather and dried fruit.
Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey
MINOR CASE STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY KEY FACTS: STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY / 45%abv / 75cl / 2 YEARS OLD / SHERRY CASK FINISHED
Minor Case Beam (Steve and Paul’s grandfather) kept a little black book of his whiskey recipes. With the Minor Case Rye Whiskey, Steve and Paul have taken the recipe as an opportunity to have Minor Case's stills unsilenced and his production reawakened, as if Prohibition never happened. With this whiskey, they raise a glass in tribute to Minor Case; the man, the unrepentant passion and the product he sought to create. Steve and Paul like to think he would be proud of what they’ve been up to. The Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey is two years old and has been finished in ex-sherry casks for additional notes of stewed dried fruits. It took Silver at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Warm rye spice mingles with dark fruit sherry notes.
Precinct No. 6 Sour Mash
KEY FACTS: KENTUCKY SOUR MASH / 47.8%abv / 75cl / 50% CORN & 50% SUGAR CANE MASHBILL
Precinct No. 6 Sour Mash is distilled from a mashbill of 50% corn and 50% sugar cane in a copper pot still. The spirit is then aged in a combination of refill bourbon barrels and French oak casks. The result is a corn whiskey-like spirit with the sugar cane offering notes of rhum agricole. A unique spirit served well in long drinks.
Cinnamon bark, popcorn, vanilla pod and smoke on the nose, followed by caramel, flaked almond and sweet smoke on the palate.
Blood Oath – Pact II
KEY FACTS: KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON / 49.3%abv / 75cl / PORT PIPE FINISH
A masterful union of well-bred bourbons. One with arye mashbill, then a wheated bourbon to soften the edges, yet intensify the flavour. And finally, a port-pipe finished rye. An arranged marriage of the rich, rare and unexpected, for you to have, hold and hide.
Nose – Toasted oak, caramel & maple syrup with vanilla, cocoa, tobacco leaf and dried fruits.
Palate – Slightly sweet & spicy with a velvety smooth mouthfeel.
Finish - Smooth, long and dry with a touch of spice and fruit.
Blood Oath – Pact III
KEY FACTS: KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON / 49.3%abv / 75cl / CABERNET SAUVIGNON BARREL FINISH
A blend of top pedigree bourbons. Taking the lead is a far-from-shy, sharp and floral rye whiskey, finished in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels for a dry, blackberry and espresso complexity. This, coupled with a well- seasoned, rye-forward bourbon, rich with fragrant vanilla, toasted caramel, oranges and oak. Be grateful for this fateful affair between Kentucky and California.
Nose - Caramel, vanilla, stone fruit, cocoa, oak.
Palate - Caramel, vanilla, creamy smooth from the barrel finish, toasted oak, apricots, higher spice than the previous pacts but still ultra-smooth for the proof.
Finish - Long lingering spice, balanced and surprisingly smooth at this high proof, with lasting caramel and oak.
Blood Oath is the pet project of John Rempe. He spent over 19 years developing world-renowned bourbons, Blood Oath is his chance to experiment purely for the drinker’s olfactory delight. For the Blood Oath series John blends casks of well-bred bourbons to achieve a flavour profile he is aiming for. These limited editions are released annually and are each constructed of a different blend of casks. For example, Pact II has a port pipe finished rye whiskey in the mix whereas Pact III uses a cabernet sauvignon finished bourbon. Each release is hotly anticipated.
Bower HillThe Bower Hill whiskey range commemorates the historic Battle of Bower Hill that concluded the Whiskey Rebellion. The Whiskey Rebellion started as a protest against taxation on distilled spirits in 1791 but ended in a violent struggle. The tax was arguably levied to pay for the Revolutionary War although some saw it as deliberate provocation to encourage dissent so the new American government could demonstrate that it could enforce its new laws. In 1794 protestors opened fire on a federal marshal and a tax collector at Bower Hill, the US army eventually had to step in and crush the rebellion. The tax was repealed in 1802 by Thomas Jefferson
Bower Hill Barrel Reserve
Nose - Apricot, oak, plums, cinnamon, vanilla, Szechuan pepper. Palate - Earthy, cracked black pepper, kaffir lime marmalade.
Finish - White pepper, cinder toffee, plums.
Bower Hill Reserve Rye
Nose - Dill, tangerine juice, lemon zest.
Palate - Dill, crème fraiche, lemon juice, tarragon.
Finish - Short and clean, dill, soft oak.
Black Maple Hill Bourbon
KEY FACTS: OREGON STRAIGHT BOURBON / 47.5%abv / 75cl
Nose - Sandalwood, prosciutto and kiwi fruit.
Palate - Rose water, burnt toffee and mango.
Finish - White pepper and chocolate coated fudge.
Black Maple Hill Rye Whiskey
KEY FACTS: OREGON STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY / 47.5%abv / 75cl
Nose - Pine needles, nutmeg and balsa wood.
Palate - Red currant compote, marzipan and cassis fruits.
Finish - Summer fruits, cranberry and black pepper .
Black Maple Hill
Bourbon and rye whiskeys from various distilleries have been bottled under the Black Maple Hill label since the year 2000. A variety of whiskeys have graced the Black Maple Hill Range, from famous silent stills to 21st century craft distilleries. Produced in limited quantities, these are attractive to drinkers and collectors alike.
Boërl & Kroff
The story of Boërl & Kroff has been written over more than twenty years. A passion for beautiful bottles and a great friendship are at the heart of this Champagne which has become unique and unparalleled. In the mid-nineties, Patrick Sabaté and Stéphane Sésé, friends since childhood, set themselves a major challenge: to create a Champagne with an unprecedented aromatic expression and a complexity and intensity known only to the best vintages. Patrick and Stéphane were eager for a Champagne with the most unusual aromatic expressions, endowed with an unparalleled DNA, likely to cause them the same sensory stupor that they had experienced during their first discovery of the greatest Bordeaux and Burgundies.
Boërl & Kroff has pushed the boundaries of premium Champagne with the help of Michel Drappier to develop a Champagne both balanced and powerful with an exceptional aromatic profile far beyond their expectations.
The first magnum Boërl & Kroff was filled in 1995, it is a wine raised in patience. An elixir that has become one of the greatest, hedonistic wines in the world.
Boërl & Kroff 1996
KEY FACTS: CHAMPAGNE / VINTAGE 1996 / DISGORGED 2007 / 150cl / 3000 MAGNUMS
90% Pinot Noir, 7% Chardonnay, 3% Pinot Meunier
Medium gold with bronze tinges, few small bubbles in the glass.
Shy at first but then revealing some very elegant touches of coffee and Brazil nut but also nuances of lime.
Delicate on the palate, just lightly creamy with hints of tangerine and a very long white truffle aftertaste.
This is a very complex cuvée that will continue to develop. However, drinking now is a real delight.
Boërl & Kroff 1998
KEY FACTS: CHAMPAGNE / VINTAGE 1998 / DISGORGED 2014 & 2015 / 150cl / 3000 MAGNUMS
90% Pinot Noir, 7% Chardonnay, 3% Pinot Meunier
Medium deep gold with greenish tinges, abundance of tiny bubbles rising up in the glass.
Rich pastry nose with notes of orange marmalade but also some hints of Tart Tatin.
Round on the palate with a ripe texture and a wonderful concentration of mouth aromas with a beautiful sweet spices aftertaste lasting a long time.
This is a magnificent Champagne drinking very well now, a true classic.
Boërl & Kroff 2002
KEY FACTS: CHAMPAGNE / VINTAGE 2002 / DISGORGED 2015 / 150cl / 700 MAGNUMS
90% Pinot Noir, 7% Chardonnay, 3% Pinot Meunier
Medium gold with greenish tinges, consistent cordon made of very tiny bubbles.
Very complex nose with notes of citrus fruit, candied fruit, beeswax and earl grey tea.
Fresh and lively but with great finesse, superbly harmonious with a truly magnificent mouth feel leading on a delicious camomile aftertaste.
An intense Champagne, extremely enjoyable now and with an enormous ageing potential.
Boërl & Kroff Non-Vintage
KEY FACTS: CHAMPAGNE / NON-VINTAGE / DISGORGED 2010 / 150cl / 2000 MAGNUMS
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Produced in 2005 (Most of it 2005 with a little 2000 reserve wine), stayed 5 years on latte.
Light gold with silver tinges and a very consistent cordon of tiny bubbles.
Very pleasing nose with notes of sour dough, at the aeration some beautiful touches of marzipan appear.
Lively on the palate but well defined with a wonderful tension and a long dried fruit aftertaste.
This is a very sensual Champagne, truly delicious now.
Boërl & Kroff Rosé Non-Vintage
KEY FACTS: ROSÉ CHAMPAGNE / NON-VINTAGE / DISGORGED 2010 / 150cl / 2000 MAGNUMS
100% Pinot Noir
All the Champagne from the vintage 2007 have no reserve wine, the Champagne stayed 30 months on latte. Rosé de saignée with 18 hours of maceration.
Beautiful medium coper colour with golden tinges and a small cordon of very small bubbles.
The nose reveals some lovely candied cherry notes, then it opens up on a mixture of nuances dominated by notes of wild strawberry.
Tight at first on the palate but nevertheless quite juicy with a superb texture and an intriguing blood orange aftertaste.
This is a Champagne rosé quite unique in style and bursting with energy.
B de Boërl & Kroff 2004
KEY FACTS: CHAMPAGNE / VINTAGE 2004 / DISGORGED 2016 / 75cl / 8000 BOTTLES
100% Pinot Noir
Medium light gold with silver tinges, important and consistent cordon of tiny bubbles.
The nose is exuberant with a medley of notes ranging from citrus fruit, candied fruit and tobacco leaves.
Lively on the palate with a chiselled texture and a lovely concentration of mouth aromas ending on an appealing fresh almond aftertaste.
This is a more delicate cuvée than the others but very easy to drink and enjoy now.