The English Whisky Co. has announced the launch of its oldest whisky to date – and currently the oldest English whisky on the market.
The English Founders' Private Cellar 16 Years Old Port Cask comprises single malt whisky that was distilled at the Norfolk distillery in August 2007. A single cask release, it was one of the first port casks the company filled and was selected from the private collection of the distillery's late founder, James Nelstrop.
Andrew Nelstrop, chairman of the English Whisky Co., said: “This sublime bottling is testament to the quality of whisky produced by the English Distillery, and a celebration of our founder's dream to make world-class whisky in England.”
Andrew's father James founded the St George's Distillery, now known as the English Distillery, in 2006 – the first dedicated whisky distillery in England for more than a century. Its whisky releases to date have included The English range of single malt whiskies and The Norfolk range of single malt, single grain, and flavoured whiskies.
The English Founders Private Cellar 16 Years Old Port Cask (54.1% ABV) will be available from 30 November at englishwhisky.co.uk and select independent retailers. Only 232 bottles wil be available globally, priced at £295.