The English Whisky Company
The English Distillery Founder's Private Cellar 16yo English Single Malt Whisky 54.1% 70cl
The English Whisky Company is based at the St. George’s Distillery in Roundham, Norfolk, about 30 minute South-West of Norwich. The first whisky distillery sited in England for 100 years – the Lea Valley Distillery in London was the last to operate in the country until it’s closure in 1905 - it was founded in 2006 by father and son James and Andrew Nelstrop, who were part of generations of arable farmers but were looking to diversify their operations due to concerns with the future of the industry they had spent years working in. Initially Iain Henderson, previously the Master Distiller of Laphroiag, was brought on board to oversee operations, before being joined in 2018 and eventually replaced by the current Master Distillery David Fitt, who had previously been a master brewer with Greene King and mentored with Iain until he was able to take over the reins.
Sadly James Nelstrop passed away in September 2014, but Andrew continues to drive the business forward with unbridled passion and enthusiasm.
There is currently have a core range of an unpeated Original and a heavily peated Smoky edition, as well as various peated and unpeated bottlings that have spent time in a variety of cask types.
The Founder’s Private Cellar selection, first started by James Nelstrop, features incredibly rare releases of some of our their individualistic casks.
The latest bottling is the oldest English Single Malt whisky currently available to date. It was distilled in early August 2007 and was one of the first port casks ever filled - after 16 years a limited number of only 232 bottles were filled with a lightly peated whisky - around 30PPM - features wisps of smoke alongside dark fruit notes and hints of nut brittle. This is truly a piece of English whisky history and an absolute must-have!
Please note due to our opening times goods ordered on a Saturday may result in a delayed arrival. Goods ordered on a Sunday or Monday will be shipped from the store on the Tuesday immediately following - please bear this in mind if you have a deadline.DUE TO ONGOING ISSUES WITH BREXIT AND COURIERS UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO SHIP OUTSIDE OF THE UK
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