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The English Distillery adds to core range

Norfolk-based The English Distillery has added a new release to its core whisky range, a single malt matured in Sherry casks.

The whisky has been matured from ‘start to finish’ in PX Sherry casks

The unpeated single malt, non-chill filtered and natural in colour, joins The English Original and The English Smokey in the distillery’s main lineup.

Matured from ‘start to finish’ in PX Sherry casks, the whisky is bottled at 46% ABV with notes of dark fruit, raw honey and vanilla identified on the nose, and sweet toffee, cherries and digestives picked up on the palate.

It’s described as ‘wonderfully balanced and rich’, with the whisky’s profile not ‘outshone’ by the wood.

Chairman Andrew Nelstrop, son of James Nelstrop, the distillery’s founder, commented: “After a mere 17 years of distilling, we finally have just enough stock to add a Sherry cask matured single malt whisky to our core range.

“This is a momentous step for the distillery and a big milestone as we continue to demonstrate the skill of our distillers and the depth of our maturing stock.”

The English Sherry Cask is available now for RRP £60 (US$73.50) per 700ml bottle.

Its arrival looks to boost the brand’s mission to ‘create the country’s finest offering of single malt whiskies’. Its whiskies are all made using barley grown on the Nelstrop family’s farms.

Last year, English Distillery launched a 15th anniversary bottling, which was first laid down when the brand was founded in 2006.

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