St George's Distillery (English Whisky Co. Ltd)

Status:
Operational

Established:
Not supplied

Owner:
English Whisky Co. Ltd

Capacity:
Not supplied

Visitor Policy:
Not generally accessible

Tel:
+44 1953 717939

Website:
View website

Address:
Harling Road,
Roudham,
NR16 2QW
Norfolk, England
United Kingdom

The English Whisky Co. is housed within the St. George's distillery in Norfolk, and claims to be the first registered whisky distilling company in England in more than 100 years. The distillery was founded by local farmer James Nelstrop and his son Andrew to take advantage of the quality of the local barley and the Breckland aquifer that runs nearby. The copper stills, which became operational in November 2006, were designed and made by Forsyths of Rothes - customs and excise prevented the stills being smaller than 1,800 litre.

The English Whisky Company's range of whiskies are presented as 'chapters' of different ages and finishes and in peated and unpeated variants. Initial batches were distilled under the supervision of Iain Henderson – former master distiller at the Laphroaig Distillery – during a four-month-long interlude ahead of his retirement, during which he trained a former Green King brewer, David Fitt, to take over.

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