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English Whisky Company releases country’s first 10-year-old whisky for a century

Andrew and Katy Nelstrop, owners of The Kitchen and St George’s Distillery. Picture: The English Whisky Co.

Andrew and Katy Nelstrop, owners of The Kitchen and St George’s Distillery. Picture: The English Whisky Co.

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A Norfolk spirit maker is celebrating Christmas in style with the release of the first 10-year-old English whisky for more than a century.

The English Whisky Co is celebrating Christmas in style with the release of the first 10-year-old English whisky for more than a century. Picture: English Whisky Co.The English Whisky Co is celebrating Christmas in style with the release of the first 10-year-old English whisky for more than a century. Picture: English Whisky Co.

The single malt from the English Whisky Company has been taken from one of the first batch of casks laid at its distillery after it was opened by the late James Nelstrop in 2006.

The release of a limited bottle run of the English whisky marks the end of a successful year for the Future50 firm, which saw it open a £400,000 restaurant and coffee house at its St George’s Distillery in Roudham.

It has also recently signed a deal with London-based drinks distributor Amathus, for the UK distribution of its products.

James’ son Andrew, owner and managing director of the English Whisky Company, said the 10-year-old whisky was “a wonderful example of the pioneering work my father and the distillery’s team have undertaken”.

Phil Duffy, head of spirits for Amathus, said: “With the increasing popularity of whisky, it is inevitable the collection will be equally well received by on-trade and off-trade customers.”

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