Technically called the St. George’s distillery, they were the first legal English whisky in over a century when launched in 2009. The distillery, founded by James and Andrew Nelstrop, is situated near the Norfolk town of Thetford and began distilling in 2006. They source their barley, yeast, and water from within England, making this a truly English spirit.
The distillery manager David Fitt, who used to work for Greene King, spent four valuable months working alongside Iain Henderson, formerly of Laphroaig, learning his new trade and adapting from his brewing background before assuming his current role. In a short amount of time, St. George’s has produced a range of whiskies: peated and unpeated; bourbon matured and sherry matured. They have also branched out into cream liqueurs and fortified wine.
Holly’s Tasting Notes: Green and red apples, vanilla wafer cookies, dashes of cinnamon and clove, and some burnt citrus on the nose as well. The palate shows its ABV but in a really lovely and bright way. More citrus and sherbet with oranges and green apples. A really fun, bright whisky!
- Bottle Size750
- DistilleryThe English Whisky Co.
- StyleEnglish Single Malt Whisky
- RegionNew World
- Country of OriginEngland
- Cask StrengthYes
- Cask TypeAmerican Oak