The English Distillery is set to launch an exclusive single cask release, supported by leading spirits distributor Mangrove Global. The limited-edition spirit has been matured in a 13-year-old peated rum cask, bringing sweet and smoky notes from the outset. The high-quality whisky also provides drinkers with notes of tropical fruits, as well as subtle hints of dark chocolate and gentle spices.
The limited-edition whisky will retail from Wednesday 28 June in 20 nationwide branches of The Whisky Shop, a specialist spirits provider, which boasts one of the UK’s largest and most diverse whisky catalogues.
Alec Morgan, Head of Luxury and Independent Retail at Mangrove Global, said of the partnership:
The English Distillery is the oldest distillery in England, as such they have a truly exceptional selection of casks maturing in their warehouse in Norfolk. It’s a privilege to be working with Neil Jamieson at The Whisky Shop and the production team at the distillery with their craftmanship on this special project.
The 13-year-old Rum Cask that Neil has chosen is the perfect balance of distillery character and wood influence and I’m delighted to collaborate exclusively with The Whisky Shop to bring this to market.”
The English Distillery (previously known as The English Whisky Co.) is England’s oldest distillery and recent winner of a Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Award. The award recognises businesses who have received consistently exceptional reviews, enough to place them in the top 10% of visitor attractions worldwide. Based in Norfolk, it produces some of England’s finest single malts, including the 11-year-old – an unusual spirit in itself, given that the majority of English whisky is too young to have an age statement. The award-winning company also produces popular whisky liqueurs like The Norfolk Quince and The Norfolk Nog.
Neil Jamieson, Prestige Whisky Specialist at The Whisky Shop said:
The Whisky Shop is excited to share its latest single cask exclusive release across its 21 store estate here in the UK. Hailing from The English Distillery, this single peated Rum Cask is sure to delight whisky connoisseurs across the country. Fans should expect to uncover waves of peat smoke intertwined with complex notes of tropical fruits, sweet oak and vanilla.
Andrew Nelstrop, Chairman of The English Distillery said:
It is a delight to be working with our UK distributor Mangrove to bring this collaboration with The Whisky Shop to fruition. The cask chosen by Neil is a wonderful example of the whisky we have maturing at the distillery; the peated rum cask is an exceptional single malt whisky that we have been looking after since its creation back in 2010.
The Whisky Shop opened its first bricks and mortar store in Edinburgh’s city centre, in 1992. Over 30 years later, the company now owns 21 UK stores, a boutique store in Paris, and an online retail platform. The company feeds its enthusiastic customers with a seasonal magazine, Whiskeria, and The W Club which provides members with priority access, discounts, and exclusive releases for an annual fee.
Shop The English Distillery’s limited-edition release in store and online at The Whisky Shop, from Wednesday 28 June priced at £108 (Whisky Shop Club Members receive 10% off).