Our tasting notes
A May 2020 release that yielded 262 bottles.
500ml: 59.65% alc
Spirit: LD965 +TIB0016 + AD295 (0.003%)
Cask type: Tokay, Sherry, Peat 2nd Fill
Bottled: 23rd of April 2020
Heartwood ‘Don’t @#$%&* it up, Son’ is the follow up to the Wizard’s Sceptre that completes the themed, Heartwood ‘Vatted Malt’ trilogy that started with the Witch’s Cauldron. It’s the first whisky constructed by Mr H Junior, Louis Duckett (Tim Duckett’s son) under the Heartwood brand, hence the name. It is based on the first Tokay cask filled by Lark + some younger sherried whisky and the tiniest bit (‘0.003%) of youthful peated whisky.
Owner of Heartwood, Tim Duckett comments:
“We have now produced three whiskies all “Vatted” whiskies constructed in the same vein. Old Lark base, younger sherries whisky for life and peat for length and persistence. We are not trying to protect provenance of cask or Distillery. We aim just to produce a good drink. Each Label is based on the process and story of concocting. The Witch’s Cauldron is based on the vat we use for formulating our blends. The Wizard’s Sceptre is based on the paddle we use to mistreat and belt our whisky. The “Don’t @#$% It up, Son!” speaks for itself.”
We still have the trilogy available in very limited quantities – but they won’t last long, Heartwood’s never do around here.