Chase Distillery was founded by William Chase, who you may know as the creator of best-selling upmarket crisps brand Tyrrells. Chase was the son of potato farmers who lived near the Herefordshire town of Leominster and he bought the family farm from his dad when he was just 20. He experienced mixed success until 2002 when he found out that US crisp-maker Kettle would buy the potatoes supermarkets rejected on the grounds they weren't cosmetically perfect and use them to create what was marketed as ‘posh crisps’.Nose - Some honeycomb at room temperature, but less evident when served from the fridge. Alongside the creamy potato vodka aromas we associate with Chase, distinct oaky wood smoke notes - almost like a particularly fine, subtle young reposado tequila with only a coupe of months of wood ageing
Finish - Wisps and tendrils of gentle wood smoke linger on the taste buds.