English Whisky Distillery Offers Up New Limited Bottling - The Whiskey Wash

English Whisky Distillery Offers Up New Limited Bottling

By Nino Marchetti / April 30, 2014

1239624_855292557830031_481424665_nThe St. George Distillery, also known as the English Whisky Co., opened shop as the first legal operation of its kind in this part of the United Kingdom for over 120 years. It has since released its limited offerings in “chapters,” with the most recent run being a second version of its Chapter 13 bottling.

The English Whisky Co. Chapter 13, St George Day’s Edition is a 1,499 bottle run who’s quirky label design was created by the winner of a national competition to design a label that followed a theme of “Englishness.” This person won some prize money and 15 minutes of fame for her design that’s said to be “reminiscent of the Olympic opening theme.”

Tasting notes from the distillery for this release are below, and it prices for around $85 a bottle.

Nose
Sweet with hints of raisins, toffee and vanilla. Caramelised Demerara sugar, (think Crème Brûlée). Floral with notes of lavender, eucalyptus and pine – like the warm fresh wood smell of a sauna. Hints of dark chocolate, mocha.

Palate
Soft and creamy like a light syrup. Spicy and warming – hints of mixed spice, red liquorice, black pepper and cloves. After swallowing the finish is long, dry and almost like a light brandy. This whisky really is one to sip and savour!