Celebrating new English distilleries on St George’s Day

23rd April, 2018 by Nicola Carruthers

From North Yorkshire to Dorset, SB is shining a light on a selection of English spirits producers to mark the patron saint of England.

Kent's Copper Rivet Distillery began producing single malt English whisky last year

Kent’s Copper Rivet Distillery began producing single malt English whisky last year

According to HMRC figures released by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, 27 new English distillers were registered in 2016, bringing the country’s total to 118 – a 413% increase since 2010. Distilleries in England contributed two-thirds of the 45 new licenses granted in 2016.

With this in mind, The Spirits Business has picked out a selection of innovative English distilleries that are attempting to shake up the spirits sector.

Spanning whisky, gin, and vodka, there are a number of distillers creating bottlings that offer a “taste of the land” on which they were created, while others are innovating with unusual ingredients such as cow’s milk.

We previously looked at English whisky producers in 2015, and given the vast amount of distilleries since then, felt it was time to take a look at the latest batch of spirits producers hailing from England.

Click through the following pages to discover our pick of top English distilleries for St George’s Day. 

Have we missed off your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

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