The English Single Malt Whisky Small Batch Release: 2nd Fill Cabernet Sauvignon Casks
In 2006 The English Whisky Company started distilling at the St George’s Distillery in Norfolk, becoming the first English whisky producer in over 100 years. Therefore, when sharing our first English whisky I believe it is important to start with the oldest registered whisky distillery in England.
The English Whisky Company was started by the father and son team of James and Andrew Nelstrop, a family with six hundred years of family heritage of growing and processing grain. Sourcing local has always been important, which is why their barley all comes from Norfolk, with a percentage of which coming for their own farm, and is malted in Norfolk too.
The hard water, drawn from the Breckland Aquifer beneath the distillery, helps develop a sweet flavour and tropical fruit esters, and their yeast from Kingston upon Hull. Thereafter all milling, fermentation, distilling, maturation and hand bottling is all carried out onsite.
Whilst their initial plan was for a micro distillery, customs and excise wouldn’t consider anything smaller than 1,800ltr stills, ensuring we have the distillery we see today and more great whisky to enjoy.
From their range I am happy to be able to share with you an exclusive first taste of their next release, bottled in August 2020 with a limited run of 1507 bottles. This will also be our first Cabernet Sauvignon cask aged whisky.
This bottle was due to be released by the brand to the world on Thursday 22nd October, which was then kindly delayed until Thursday 29th (although two cases had already been shipped to one retailer, who therefore could have them for sale earlier, but no one else). Therefore members will be getting a week long exclusive with our Club Bottle.
Wolfburn Members Promotion
As always, we will be running a Member’s Photo Competition this month. To enter, share a picture with your bottle on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tag us (@SummertonClub) and use #SummertonWhiskyShots. Every picture you share gets you an entry and there’s no limit to how many times you can enter, but one prize per member. Prizes will be announced soon!