Press Release: Introducing The Whiskymaker’s Reserve by The Lakes Distillery

We have loved following the development of The Lakes Distillery since it opened in 2011 and have enjoyed several visits to the site (see here and here). The distillery has constantly thought big and dreamed bigger. As their whisky has developed, and their branding has evolved, we are happy to share a press release about … Continue reading Press Release: Introducing The Whiskymaker’s Reserve by The Lakes Distillery

Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – Cabernet Sauvignon Cask

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

Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – Steel Bonnets

Like every region within the UK, there is a strong sense of pride amongst the local communities about their history and heritage, and Cumbria is certainly no exception. This sense of pride and heritage is usually most prevalent on the packaging of a bottle of whisky whereby the local influences, water, terroir and history usually … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – Steel Bonnets

Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – Chapter 6

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

Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – The English (Original)

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)