A peated whisky from The English Whisky Company, distilled at St George's Distillery in Norfolk and specially selected by the team here at The Whisky Exchange. It's a powerful and smoky dram, showing that Scotland don't have a monopoly on peat.
In the 1980s, a few of the UK’s red telephone boxes were painted black, as the telecommunication industry moved into private ownership. While the iconic shape designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott did not change, these telephone boxes were stood in stark contrast to their red counterparts.
Only a small amount of the whisky produced at St George’s distillery is heavily peated, adding a thick layer of smoky flavour to their fruity spirit. Like the black telephone boxes, these casks of whisky stand apart in style from their unpeated brethren.
On the nose I first get some heavenly burned toast and band aid. There is some good roasted meat in the back together with maritime notes. I can feel there is a sweet layer behind it all. Like the warm stuffing out of a turkey with dried fruits, oranges, spices and herbs, densely packed together, cooking for hours in the oven. But the roasted meat with smoke notes is stronger then that.
The palate is much more filled with soft sweet honey, roses, liquerish, fruits, toffee and some thyme. You feel the notes from the nose also, but now the fruits take over the smoke and mix it with vanilla and chocolate on the medium length finish. Scoring it an 7,5 out of 10. Thanks guys for sharing this one with us to try!