St George's Distillery
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 Single Malt Whisky. Why England and more specifically why Roudham, Norfolk? Well, there are only two main ingredients in whisky, barley and water and they have them both. They draw the purest, cleanest water from the Breckland aquifer deep beneath their distillery. Norfolk is one of the world’s premier growing barley regions, so their supply is plentiful and local. The only other thing needed to create the very best malt whisky is oak casks. They don't add colour, they don't add flavour, they let the barrels do that for them, so they have to buy only the very finest oak casks. Most of theirs are supplied 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 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. They are really proud of these things and believe you will taste the difference too.
Aromas of all spice, cocoa and coffee grounds. Rich sweet and buttery. Slightly caramelised with notes of toffee, plums and dark cherries. The palate is rich and dry; again with cocoa and coffee. Spicy and oaky with notes of buttery popcorn. The plums and dark cherries come through on the palate. Slightly leathery with a long dry, spicy finish.
European Whisky of the Year' - Jim Murray's 2019 Whisky Bible.