A very English affair
St George’s now produces some truly outstanding whiskies, the majority of which are oak-matured in casks imported from America which have previously held bourbon – the result is a plethora of perfectly pale, multi award-winning whiskies which are certainly giving their Scottish cousins a run for their money.
Since then, more and more English distilleries have continued to spring up around the country from the Suffolk coast to the Cotswolds, each of which is producing some unique whiskies which are just as diverse and as enjoyable as Scotch, Irish, American or any other of those famous whisky/whiskey-producing nations. Even more are currently experimenting or laying down casks for release in 2019 and beyond.
One to watch is James Chase, drinks entrepreneur and owner of the highly successful Chase Distillery in Hereford which produces a range of premium gins and vodkas. Chase, amongst others, is currently experimenting with whisky production with the aim of adding even more to the English whisky portfolio. What a time to be alive!