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English distillery launched

Postby Sally Toms » Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:48 pm

Norfolk in England – home of Whisky Magazine – is to have its own distillery: the first non-Celtic linked distillery in Britain.

The distillery, complete with bottling plant, visitor centre and shop, is the brainchild of father and son farming partnership James and Andrew Nelstrop.

The Norfolk Whisky Company will benefit from an investment of about £1 million and the new business, which will be sited near Thetford in Norfolk, will use equipment built by a specialist company in Scotland. An established Scottish distiller will also be used.

Norfolk would seem to be the ideal English location for whisky-making as the region boasts the best barley in Britain, already has a very strong beer culture, and has ready access to quality water.

The plan is to make whisky matured in bourbon barrels, and already port wood and sherry finishes are being considered.

Work is set to begin on the distillery in 2006.
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Re: English distillery launched

Postby Blackjag » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:48 am

I'm hoping to visit tomorrow. May take a pic or two to upload. Tasting note to follow.
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Re: English distillery launched

Postby mikeymad » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:10 pm

[quote="Blackjag"]I'm hoping to visit tomorrow. May take a pic or two to upload. Tasting note to follow.[/quote]

Very cool. Looking forward to your pics and notes.

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Re: English distillery launched

Postby mikeymad » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:12 pm

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I don't know how your account says 0 posts when you have at least one post.....???

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Re: English distillery launched

Postby r900p » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:35 pm

He's done so many you start from 0 again once you reach a certain point.!
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Re: English distillery launched

Postby trappist » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:31 pm

The Lakeland distillery is no more.

Here is confirmation from the "Westmoreland Gazette" from October 2007:-

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/ ... id=1790455

Sadder, wiser and poorer .....
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Re: English distillery launched

Postby Eric m » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:38 pm

How about the St.Austell,any news from them?
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Re: English distillery launched

Postby r900p » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:46 am

I see they have started releasing different Editions or Chapters as the spirit matures. Sound quite good fun. As i have some futurs wit a couple of folks on here i may well get them.

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