There was a time, not too long ago when the English Whisky Company released their oldest aged expression to date. Rather than stick to your classic round number milestones of 10 or 12, the recipe was agreed upon and the age was 11 years old. This was the first of its kind for an English single malt and back in 2020 the 2466 bottles quickly sold out with much praise and acclaim. In 2021, Batch 2 was released and again quickly sold out. Now, the team have re-released the expression ready for the summer season as this instalment of the English Whisky history seems set to become an annual feature. The press release reads as follows:
Chairman Andrew Nelstrop commented on the new product release ahead of its launch: “One of my favourites, a perfect whisky to have at hand as we enter summer. There is something oddly comforting when we see a bottling re-released each year. It is a sense of continuity and that feeling that we can all once again stock up on a favourite. This year we are releasing 4300 bottles of which only 2100btls will remain in the UK’’.
Pioneers of the English Whisky scene, The English Whisky Co is England’s oldest registered whisky distillery known for its exceptional multi award winning whiskies using the finest locally sourced water and barley.
The whisky has a sweet and spicy yet dry and woody taste with lovely oak overtones. The fruits come across with the cherries, apples and tropical fruits dominating, making a nicely balanced peppery and spicy tingle on the tongue, with a rich, oily and slightly dry finish.
The 70cl bottles of Batch 3 (bottled at 46% ABV) are now available via The English Whisky Company’s website (click here) and other retailers for an RRP £59.95.
Disclaimer: This note was sent to me by EWC without any obligation to post. I have shared the news article as I think it is one worth sharing and another interesting step in their journey as England’s oldest whisky makers.