Today is St. George's Day - the national saint day for England - and as such, for the last few years, I have looked to post about an English whisky. In 2022, there is a fairly major landmark occurring: the Platinum Jubilee. This week Queen Elizabeth turned 96, and HRH has now reigned for 70 … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – Diamond Jubilee (2012 Bottling)
Today is April 23rd, a.k.a. St. George’s Day, the national day of England, and so it seems an appropriate day to publish a post about the English Whisky Co. (EWC). The coincidences don't stop there, because their site is actually called the St. George’s Distillery in Roudham, Norfolk. Though the St. George branding and name … Continue reading Triple Tipple: The English Whisky Co – Chapters 10, 11, 12
This is our chance to look back at an eventful year and post our top ten whiskies of the year! Well, make that the top ten of whiskies that we have drank this year, not of all whiskies actually released this year, obviously - making this list even more subjective! Well, without further ado... let … Continue reading 2019 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
Following the 2017 rebrand of The English Whisky Co. it seems that the 'Chapter' naming and numbering convention of the distillery releases has fallen by the wayside for a stronger emphasis on their newly found identity as "The English". Since the initial release of their two staples releases under this brand ("Original" and "Smokey"), the … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – Cabernet Sauvignon Cask
When the St. George's Distillery was created, the Nelstrop family of Roudham, Norfolk, set out to document the story of their development and the first English whisky made in ca. 100 years by releasing their spirit in "Chapters". Chapter 1 took the form of the colourless, unpeated new-make spirit, bottled after just 1 month or … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – Chapter 6
Since 2006, the Norfolk-based distillery has been making whisky and operating under the name of St. George's Distillery, run by the English Whisky Company (EWC) - the "cheeky bastards!" as actor David Hayman once put it. Following some recent transatlantic grumblings however, the St. George brand has been put to bed here in Blighty and … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – The English (Original)
Okay, so for those of you who have read our previous post about the WU visit to the English Whisky Co’s new shop/café/chutney-outlet, you will know that we weren’t exactly blown away by their hospitality (see here, if not). Having said that, it didn’t stop the wallets coming out and bottles being bought. After surveying … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – Chapter 16 – Peated Sherry Cask