This lovely The English Whisky Co Chapter 14 is their classic single malt whisky, aged in bourbon casks for a minimum of 5 years (ours is 6 years old), in constant production and Jim Murray's European whisky of the Year 2015!and collects 15 Liquid Gold’s in Jim Murray’s 2015 Whisky Bible
The English Whisky Co. Ltd have continued their year on year award winning streak by producing the best whisky in Europe according to Jim Murray, author of the famous Whisky Bible. In what must be a blow to some of the world’s traditional distilling nations The English Whisky Co. not only produced the winning European whisky but also produced a further 14 whiskies that were deemed worthy of the coveted “Liquid Gold” Award which is presented only to whiskies scoring 94 points or higher each year.
Nose: Warm vanilla Danish pastry. Fruity with lychees and rum soaked raisins. Demerara sugar and mandarin oranges.
Palate: Very fruity, bananas and light fruits. Hints of crème brulee. Almost like a light brandy. Warm alcohols and a long dry finish.
St George’s is the home to The English Whisky Co. The beautiful distillery was designed and built by the Nelstrop family for the specific purpose of producing the very finest English Malt Whisky.
Why England and more specifically Why Roudham, Norfolk? Well there are only 2 main ingredients in whisky and they have them both. They have the purest, cleanest water in the Breckland aquifer deep beneath their distillery, they have the barley as Norfolk is one of the world’s premier growing regions.
The only other thing needed to create the very best malt whisky is oak casks. They don't add colour or flavour, they let the barrels do that, so they buy only the very finest oak casks. Most of theirs are supplied by direct from America, having first been used for the maturation of bourbon. They also mature in sherry casks, and various other wine casks.
Their whisky really is batch made by hand with no computers, filled into casks and then left to sleep until their distillers consider it perfect for bottling, which of course they do by hand - one bottle at a time.
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