Waxhouse

About us

“I have a great idea – let’s bottle a cask for the whisky club”

Like all the best ideas, it started in the pub...

 

...and like all good journeys it has had its twists and turns. From sitting around a kitchen table convincing the authorities that four whisky geeks really could be trusted, to coming to realise we actually had opinions on the colour palette for our labels...

 

...and of course tasting a whole lot of whisky before we found the one.

 

Along the way the idea morphed into “let’s create our own whisky brand and bottle delicious single cask whiskies that we have picked ourselves in cool bottles that will look awesome in a bar or on our whisky shelves. Let’s bottle them without any of that chill filtration or added colouring nonsense, choose the whiskies we love and want to share“

So here we are... a little older, a lot wiser, but still friends and absolutely thrilled to now be sharing with you the whiskies that we have hunted down, tasted and decided are good enough to put our name to. 

It’s a hard life...

...oh...and Waxhouse? Well, the city we are from (St. Albans, England – drop by for a dram if you are ever nearby) has an old medieval gateway called The Waxhouse Gate leading up to the Abbey at the top of the road that the pub where this all started is located. 

It was originally the site of a candlemakers, the last stop for pilgrims on the way to the Abbey, and then became a meeting point for rabble-rousers and rebels in the Peasants’ Revolt.   We needed a name...

and Waxhouse Whisky Co was born

So enjoy – share – and don’t take your whisky too seriously