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English Whisky (St George's Distillery, Norfolk)

Postby John Wilson Smith » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:02 pm

I have just seen this entry on the BBC's website, dated 28.11.09 -

The first single malt whisky distilled in England for more than 100 years has gone on sale in Norfolk.

Collectors and enthusiasts bought more than 2,000 bottles of St George's single malt when it went on sale.

The whisky was made at a distillery set up in Roudham in the south of the county in 2006.

Managing director Andrew Nelstrop said he has always been aware that the business is for the long term as the whisky must be stored for three years.

To qualify as a bona fide single malt whisky, the liquor must also be stored for this period in oak casks that previously contained port wine.

I have visited the distillery both last year and this, and find it a most hospitable place!
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Re: English Whisky (St George's Distillery, Norfolk)

Postby johan brugge » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:33 pm

Hi John,
welcome to the forum. Nice to hear about the new single malt. It's any good people will buy it. If you can get your hands on one feel free to post some tasting notes.
I look forward to read more interesting posts from you.
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Re: English Whisky (St George's Distillery, Norfolk)

Postby jmrl » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:05 pm

Ooh, I thought it turned 3yo on 12.12.09
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Re: English Whisky (St George's Distillery, Norfolk)

Postby MrPotatoHead » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:23 pm

I am going to pick up my case (6 bottles) between Christmas and the New Year.

Will let you know how it is !

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Re: English Whisky (St George's Distillery, Norfolk)

Postby jmrl » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:21 pm

Welcome Mr Potatoe Head,

A whole case, thats confidence. Although Chapters 1 to 4 have impressed.

Are you related to Mr Tattie Heed?
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Re: English Whisky (St George's Distillery, Norfolk)

Postby MrPotatoHead » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:19 pm

Thanks for the welcome.

To be honest I,ve never tasted it, but did the tour earlier in the year and a case was the only amount you could pre order. :shock:

It should be a good investment if the first bottles of Penderyn are anything to go by 8)

This way I get some to drink, some to sell on and some to add to the collection!

... and no relation

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Re: English Whisky (St George's Distillery, Norfolk)

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:31 pm

I think I've only had Chapter 2, but it was very good (with the usual provisos about age).
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