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The English Original

Review of The English's basic bottling.

Origin: England
Type: English Single Malt Whisky
Gradation: 43%ABV
Aging Barrels: Ex-Bourbon
Chillfiltered: No
Additional Coloring: No
Owner: The English Whisky Co.
Average price: € 33.00
Official website: www.englishwhisky.co.uk
Vote: 83/100

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.

Other bottlings in the blog:
The English Fellowship Batch 06
The English Smokey

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