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This is a new 50ml for 2017 release of whisky from England's St. Georges Distillery. The whisky is matured in Ex-Bourbon and produced with peated barley. This whisky was featured on Day 3 of Kensington Wine Market 2017 Whisky Advent.
Andrew's Tastin Note
Nose: bright orange, cigar ash and grassy malt; a touch green and youthful with some tart grapefruit, honey and vanilla.
Palate: creamy with a firm base of clean smoke and chewy green malt; more vanilla and honey, white fruits and citrus: bright orange a touch of tart grapefruit; there is a flinty minerality to the spirit that also has clean oily body.
Finish: medium, smooth and coating; the smoke quickly fades leaving the fruit, malt and vanilla.
Comment: a lovely dram; I would prefer to see it bottled at 46%, I can’t help but think that would concentrate just a little more character; but having said that I love the distillery’s artisanal approach to making this spirit!
Producer Description: “The English - Smokey. Aged to perfection in specially selected casks. A peated (45ppm) single malt whisky. A lovely waft of smoke on the palate, ideal alternative for the Islay fan.”
Producer Tasting Note: “A gentle aroma with hints of vanilla, aniseed & ginger, a creamy palate, a little peat initially and then the smoke bomb! Finish is long, spicy and smokey.”
About St George’s
“St George’s is the home to The English Whisky Co. The beautiful distillery was designed and built by the Nelstrop family for the specific purpose of producing the very finest English Single Malt Whisky.
“Why England and more specifically Why Roudham, Norfolk? Well, there are only two main ingredients in whisky, barley and water and we have them both. We draw the purest, cleanest water from the Breckland aquifer deep beneath our distillery. Norfolk is one of the world’s premier growing barley regions, so our supply is plentiful and local.
“The only other thing needed to create the very best malt whisky is oak casks. We don't add colour, we don't add flavour, we let the barrels do that for us, so we have to buy only the very finest oak casks. Most of ours are supplied by direct from America, having first been used for the maturation of bourbon. We also mature in sherry casks, and various other wine casks.
Our whisky is batch made by hand with no computers, filled into casks and then left to sleep until our distillers consider it perfect for bottling, which of course we do by hand - one bottle at a time.
“We are really proud of these things and believe you will taste the difference too.”
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