|St George’s Distillery|
About The English Whisky Co.
St George’s distillery, based in Norfolk, released the first legal English whisky in over 120 years in December 2009. Since then, this distillery has released an impressive range of whiskies; at this moment in time, they are currently housing over 3000 casks. They release their whisky under the name of The English Whisky Co. They source all of their ingredients from within England, making it truly English to its core.
English Peated Single Malt Whisky
This 70cl bottle of English whisky is 43% ABV, and has no age statement.
Surprisingly light and layered. A dram of this could easily compliment a lamb roast dinner, especially if dining at a pub in the middle of the Pennines. Distinctively English, full of the flavours of nature.
Appearance: Pale and lightly-tinted yellow in colour, with very small but numerous droplets. A rather thin in appearance.
Nose: As expected, you are greeted with a light peat. A more in-depth exploration reveals a pleasant and complex nose of pine needles, freshly cut wood, sap, pepper, accompanied by a naturally sweet and gentle scent – possibly over ripened/bruised pear.
Madyson: 2/5 | Rami: 3/5
Palate: The nose reveals nothing of the palate. A momentary subtle sweetness of icing sugar is the initial expression. This single malt then coats the tongue with sprigs of rosemary, sunflower oil, and oak, making it rather dry. A hint of peat compliments the flavour throughout.
Madyson: 3/5 | Rami: 4/5
Finish: A simple finish of powered black pepper, parsley, and mango – more intense than the palate.
Madyson: 4/5 | Rami: 3/5
Overall: This single malt is consistently earthy and herby. It stands out from other peated whiskies due to the absence of salt. Every aspect is very natural tasting – remnant of the English countryside. Definitely underrated in Rami’s opinion, lacking a pinch of salt for Madyson’s Islay-accustomed palate.