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The English Whisky Original Single Malt Whisky, 70cl

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English Malt is whisky made from a cereal grain and water that has been distilled at least twice in a copper pot still and matured in wooden casks of at least 700 litres for a minimum of three years.

Jim Murray dubbed this European whisky of the year in the 2018 edition of his famous Whisky Bible and no wonder – an elegant expression with an appealing creaminess, and dangerously smooth and drinkable.However, in the past decade or so, a few brave souls have decided that England should be known for distilling whisky as well. It’s here that the spirit adopts its gentle oaky flavour; we don't completely fill the barrel, allowing the spirit to breathe and develop a better flavour. Even the spicy notes have a sweetness to them, with ginger the most obvious among them, and it has a long finish, helped by a slightly oily, viscous feel in the mouth.

It's not terrible, and by that, I mean it's perfectly drinkable, but it's blander than bland and there's far greater pleasure to be found in other whiskies costing nearly 50 notes a bottle. Finished for a year in tawny port casks, this rich, full-bodied spirit is subtly smoky and fruity, with a smooth, oily mouthfeel. While best known for distilling gin, England also has a history of whisky making that dates back to the 1800s. Missing Wine or cases damaged in transit must be reported to us within 3 days of receipt of advice of dispatch.Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherries have been used to season some casks used to mature the whisky and they have given the spirit a full array of sherried oak flavours, from chocolate coated raisins and burnt orange to Christmas pudding spices and sweet, syrupy ginger. They offer a variety of English single malt whiskies, as well as smoked and single grain bottles too. Want to know what English whisky is all about, and why it’s causing such a stir in the whisky world? However, each brand tends to have its own distinct flavour, so no matter what your taste, you’re sure to find a bottle of English whisky that you love.

Founded in 1747, Gulliver's enjoyed great success in its early years, with Samuel Gulliver travelling the continent and bringing home the finest wines and spirits. Its quality of life attracted Daniel Szor, a native of New York City, to found Cotswolds Distillery here in 2014. On 30 November 2023 the English Whisky Co released their 16 year old port cask whisky, the oldest whisky in England.

Here at House of Malt, we have a wide selection of English whisky from some of the finest distilleries in the country.

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