St. George’s distillery released the first legal English whisky in over a century in December 2009. Their single malt whiskies are released under The English Whisky Co. name. Previously these were released as different chapters as the malt matured, however now the range is much more streamlined.
The distillery, founded by James and Andrew Nelstrop, is situated near the Norfolk town of Thetford and began distilling on 12th December 2006. Impressively, The English Whisky Co. source their barley, yeast and water (the three ingredients needed for whisky production) from within England, making this a truly English spirit.
The English Whisky Co. mature some of their single malt whiskies in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks. These casks are full of beautiful rich dark sherry before they take delivery, so they decided to take the sherry as well as it is too lovely to leave behind. After arriving at St. George’s, the distillery added some of their single malt to the sherry and left it in the casks to continue maturing. The resulting drink is a wonderful fortified wine, that makes a superb drink for many occasions.
A delicious, sticky, raisined marry of the finest Pedro Ximenez sherry with English Single Malt Whisky. Best served neat and for a treat pour some over your ice cream.