Type: English Single Malt Whisky
Aging casks: Ex-Bourbon
Additional Coloring: No
Owner: The English Whisky Co.
Average price: € 33.00
Official website: www.englishwhisky.co.uk
After trying the last of the special bottlings of the British St. George Distillery, I come to what is their basic bottling, the starting point to get closer to the distillery whisky.
Born in 2016 at the same time as the peated version that I wrote about some time ago, it was preceded by several numbered versions waiting to reach the desired aging (the first four still not definable as whisky).
These versions, called Chapter, reached number 17 in 2017.
Light gold in the glass.
Pears, honey and cereals are the main notes to emerge from the glass, accompanied by vanilla, toffee, almonds. Light wooden substrate and herbaceous scents. Young and fresh.
Dry and slightly spicy inch (ginger) on green apple, banana, shortcrust pastry, vanilla, lemon zest. Bitter tip growing over time. Still wood on the background.
Average long and dry finish of pepper, dried fruit, apple, bitters.
A basic but not trivial whisky, with those dryness and bitter tip that clean the mouth facilitating continuous drinking and that probably make it excellent for mixing. A good introduction.
Reviews of The English in the blog:
Blackadder The English 5yo
The English Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Cask Matured
The English Fellowship Batch 06
The English Smokey
The English Virgin Oak Cask Small Batch Release