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Adnams to launch two English whiskies

The English whisky industry has received another boost this week as Southwold distiller Adnams unveils its first whiskies.

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Adnams whisky may be young, but has a big future ahead of it in the burgeoning English whisky category

After years of producing beer and a range of spirits, Adnams has now created two very distinct whiskies that will be available from 5 December.

Adnams Single Malt No. 1 has been aged for three years in French oak barrels, and is described as “smooth and rich” with notes of “runny honey, vanilla and apricot”.

Adnams Triple Grain No. 2 meanwhile has been produced from East Anglian barley, wheat and oats and matured in virgin American oak barrels. It’s described as being “bold, dark chocolate-scented” and with notes of “toasted oak, pepper and orange peel”.

Both expressions are non-chill filtered and are bottled at 43% abv.

John McCarthy, Adnams distiller, said: “We have tasted both spirits as they have matured in the oak barrels and have been extremely pleased with the flavours as they have developed. We are now looking forward to bottling them in just a few weeks time and hearing what people think.”

The bottles themselves have a striking design, in bright blue and purple colours with copper bottleneck collars. The words “Handcrafted in England” feature prominently on the label.

Adnams whisky will be bottled later this month and will be available from 5 December from the distillery.

Just last week it was revealed that UK retail chain Marks & Spencer is to bottle and sell its own brand of English whisky, sourced from the English Whisky Co.

 

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