Wednesday, May 17, 2023


Halewood Artisanal Spirits, has announced the launch of the first single malt whisky, from its Blackpool based Bankhall Distillery. 

Bankhall Single Malt (57.7% ABV) is a cask strength, single barrel single malt whiskey, which was matured in new American oak casks with a level four char.

Bankhall Single Malt

This latest release which follows on from their Bankhall Rye Rebellion and Sweet Mash, is said to deliver notes including orange marmalade, vanilla bean, cinnamon, marzipan and toasted oak.

Bankhall Distillery was established in 2019, is 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.

Commenting on the launch, Vince Oleson, Master Distiller at Bankhall, said: “Bankhall is honoured and proud to finally have a Single Malt Whisky. This three-year-old English Single Malt Whisky was the first spirit to flow through our budding distillery back in April of 2020. It’s an expression that’s bold from the punch of the barrel and balanced from our elegant triple pot distilled creamy new make, and we’re extremely happy with the result. With just 235 bottles of this limited release launching into the market, we don’t anticipate it’ll be around for long, but it certainly marks the beginning of a massively exciting new stage of the journey for our Bankhall English whisky”.

Limited to 235 bottles, Bankhall Single Malt will be available later this month directly from the distillery and specialist retailers, for a RRP of £100.00.

Posted by Steve Rush