St. George's distillery

Originally envisioned as a micro distillery but as customs and excise wouldn’t consider anything smaller than 1800 litre stills the operation ended up considerably larger and a good thing too as there’s some pretty impressive stuff coming from the distillery! In particular their grains

Although the first distillery in England for over 100 years help was at hand in the form of Ian Henderson (formally of Laphroaig), who lent his expertise to, and helped train up the current manager/distiller/blender David Fitt.

The barley is from East Anglia, while the water comes from the Breckland aquifer, via a 160-foot (49-metre) borehole in the garden. The whisky is matured primarily in Jim Beam bourbon casks, uncoloured, non chill-filtered and hand bottled on site

St. George's factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
St. George's English Whisky Company England
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active - Present Malt St. George's Tour Link
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
English Whisky Co Ltd

St. George's Timeline:

2006: Founded by farmer and businessman James Nelstrop and his son Andrew. The first spirit flows in December

2007: The distillery visitor centre is opened

2009: The first whisky is available for sale

2013: Marks & Spencer launches its own range of English whiskies, sourcing the liquid from The English Whisky Company

2014: James Nelstrop passes away in September

Useful St. George's links:

St. George's at Whisky

St. George's at Wikipedia

St. George's at MasterOfMalts

St. George's at WhiskyExhange

St. George's at Whiskybase

Interesting St. George's links:

England produces first whisky in a century