The first bottling of English whisky for SMWS – what better place to start than with the English Whisky Company. This first experience is an 8 year old drawn from a 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel. Peated profile.
Norfolk’s St George’s makes a welcome return with this peated 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel.
Door number 3 of the 2018 Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent calendar takes us over to Norfolk for batch 2 of the English Whisky Co. 8 year old. England distilling is currently having a real renaissance - I read not all that long ago that the number of distilleries across England has nearly trebled from 116 to 315 over the past 8 years. Taking just those that produce whisky, the number has risen from a paltry one back in 2003 up to 21 – and several of these have released their inaugural bottlings over the past 12 months. At yet, if you meander through the bubble that is the online whisky community, not all of the chatter is entirely positive.