Friday, July 02, 2021


Halewood Artisanal Spirits, has today announced the launch of the first expression from its recently opened Bankhall Distillery in Blackpool.

Bankhall Rebellion Sweet Mash (47.6% ABV) is a triple distilled, small batch, corn, rye and malt blend bourbon style sweet mash, which has been aged in new American oak barrels for 8 months.

Bankhall Rebellion Sweet Mash

Headed up by Vince Oleson, previously from the Widow Jane Distillery in Brooklyn, the team at Bankhall have re-imagined the traditional whisky process in the UK, drawing inspiration and ingenuity from the US.

Bankhall Rebellion Sweet Mash, is said to deliver notes of kettle corn and orange glaze on the nose, followed by notes of crème caramel, vanilla custard and charred oak on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Vince Oleson, Master Distiller at Bankhall Distillery, said: “There are very few distilleries producing sweet mash outside of the US, so having the opportunity to take on production at the site here in Blackpool is awesome. With the sweet mash, you get to start every batch fresh, with a clean profile which you can then really bring to life. We’ve been able to have a lot of fun and really experiment with the process. As a result, Rebellion is booming with personality, and we’re super proud of the bold and balanced profile we’ve been able to capture. We’re hoping everyone likes it as much as we do!”.

Bankhall Rebellion Sweet Mash, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £30.00.

Posted by Steve Rush