The English Whisky Co. is England’s oldest whisky distillery. Founded by the Nelstrop family in 2006, The English Whisky Co. built the beautiful St George’s Distillery specifically to make the very finest whiskies. The site is perfectly suited to whisky production, with the county of Norfolk being one of the world’s finest barley growing regions, coupled with the Breckland aquifer which can be found 50ft beneath the distillery providing a plentiful supply of crystal clear water.
Over time, the distillery has grown and today not only are we the oldest and most awarded English distillery, we also mature all of our casks and bottle all of our whisky on site. This ability to keep the entire process from start to finish on our own site enables us to ensure the very highest quality in all of our products. The distillery releases its drinks under two brands. ‘The English’ which is our range of single malt whiskies and ‘The Norfolk’ which consists of our grain whiskies and liqueurs.
Whiskey Magazing – Icons of Whiskey
– Sustainable Distillery of the Year – Highly Commended (2021)
– Master Distiller/Blender of the Year – David Fitt – Highly Commended (2021)
– Distillery Manager of the Year – David Fitt (2020)
– Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year – Lee James (2020)
Light, fresh and fragrant. Sweet, soft, slightly spicy and welcoming. Gentle vanilla, fruity with hints of tropical fruits (lime zest, mango, dried apricots). Fresh cut grass. Slightly nutty with a hint of marzipan. Like a soft whipped vanilla ice cream.
Melts on the palate. Smooth but with a with a slight peppery spice tingle on the tongue. Fresh wood and vanilla, again with tropical fruits. Slightly nutty with a long malty finish. Finish is clean, dry and slightly salty.
Fully Matured in a combination of First Fill and Refill Bourbon Casks, Non-Chill Filtered, Natural Ingredients and Hand bottled
Whiskey Wizards – Gold – 2020
Jim Murrarys Whiskey Bible – Liquid Gold (94.5 points) – 2020
The first ever age statement whisky from England.
A perfect example of our hard work over the last 11 years.
A complex nose with gentle notes of vanilla and citrus. A subtle herbal note; think mint and sage. Very fruity with hints of baked apple, peach, mango, dried apricots and cherries. A background note of nuts; think almonds. The oak from the casks comes across as clean pencil shavings. Lovely!
Sweet and spicy; dry and woody with lovely oak overtones. The fruits come across with the cherries, apples and tropical fruits dominating. A nicely balanced peppery and spicy tingle on the tongue, with a rich, oily and slightly dry finish.
Quite sweet and savoury, with a dose of white pepper, smoked ham and peat. Hints
of vanilla, aniseed and ginger cake. Lemon and lime zest.
A clean creamy palate with astringent dry oak, the pepper and peat then develop. Light peat initially then a smoke bomb! Again, fruity (think lemon rinds). The vanilla, ginger and aniseed are still there with tropical fruit. The finish is long, spicy and smoky.
Fully matured in a combination of First Fill and Refill Bourbon Casks, Non-Chill Filtered, Natural Ingredients and Hand Bottled. Produced using Peated Barley to a level of around 50PPM.
Whiskey Wizards – Gold (2020)
World Whiskey Awards – Bronze (2020)
Jim Murrays Whiskey Bible – Liquid Gold Award (94 points)
Casked & distilled April 2010, Refill Bourbon cask. Bottled April 2021. 63ppm. Limited availability.
Briny sea salt, sweet burning embers with notes of leather and light pear.
A lovely, rich creamy palate. Sweet and smokey. Candied apples and pears with soft fruits.
American Oak, unpeated. Casked & distiller February 2016. 1st fill Bourbon cask. Bottled May 2021. Limited availability.
Creamy vanilla, milk chocolate, toffee fudge, green apples & orange peel.
Soft & oily. Fresh mint with hints of spice. Chocolate notes with light fresh fruit.
Distilled December 2013. Batch Number 01/2021. Bottled March 2021. Limited Availability.
“Wafts of summer fruits, combined with hints of chocolate and light honey. Just a hint of liquorice this is a lovely whisky for long lazy evenings”
Vanilla custard, slightly citrus with a hint of orange, spotted dick and rich dark chocolate. Creamy toffee and butterscotch. Subtle notes of liquorice. Rich notes of woody oak are apparent.
Vanilla, light citrus fruits. Slightly dry, dark chocolate, light honey. Again the subtle liquorice is there. The oaky notes shine through with a beautiful , rich, creamy palate.