The English Whisky Company 11 Year Old Batch 3 70cl/46%
The English Whisky Company’s St. George’s Distillery in Norfolk was the first of the new wave of English distilleries, and the distillery’s careful stewardship of their earliest stocks enables them now to release medium-sized batches of older English single malt whiskies.
This bottling is the third edition of “The English” 11-year-old and is a batch of 4300 bottles matured in first fill and refill American oak casks and bottled at 46% without colouring or chill filtration. The English 11-year-old is a flagship for the complexities of mature English malt whisky, and it’s a delightfully characterful dram.
Official Tasting Notes:
Nose: A complex nose with gentle notes of vanilla and citrus. A subtle herbal note; think mint and sage. It is very fruity with hints of baked apple, peach, mango, dried apricots, and cherries. A background note on nuts; think almonds. The oak from the casks comes across as clean pencil shavings. Lovely!
Sweet and spicy on the palate; dry and woody with lovely oak overtones.The fruits come across, with the cherries, apples, and tropical fruits dominating.
Finish: A nicely balanced peppery and spicy tingle on the tongue, with a rich, oily, and slightly dry finish.
|Distillery||St. Georges Distillery|
|Series||11 Year Old Batch 3|
|Cask Type||1st Fill and Refill Ex-bourbon|