Whisky Review: The Norfolk – Farmers

Category: English Grain Whisky

Origin: St George’s Distillery

Bottling: The English Whisky Company

ABV: 45%

Cost: £45.77 buy from master of Malt

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What they say:

The Norfolk – Farmers. Single Grain Whisky. This is a very unique and special whisky, made from 8 different grains.  A totally new product from St Georges.  It is officially known as a Single Grain Whisky.  The Norfolk carries a bowler hat as it’s main label image – this is because the bowler hat was invented in Norfolk!

Nose:

All spice, cocoa and coffee grounds. Rich sweet and buttery. Slightly caramelised like a tarte tatin. Toffee, plums and dark cherries.

Taste:

Rich and dry; again with cocoa and coffee. Spicy and oaky with notes of buttery popcorn. The plums and dark cherries come through on the palate. Slightly leathery with a long dry, spicy finish.

What I say:

Dram #3 from the 2017 #WorldWhiskyDay Worldwide Whiskies tasting set from The Dram Team. Distilled from 8 different grains at St. George’s Distillery in Norfolk, making for a rather complex grain whisky presented at 79° English proof (or 45% ABV)

Appearance:

Champagne gold (5/20) numerous slow-forming medium and oily tears leave fine legs

Nose:

Pears, dusty and buttery cereals, shortbread, Danish butter cookies, red berry fruit, plum or cranberry

Taste:

Buttery cereals, shortbread, Danish butter cookies, red berries, white chocolate buttons and white pepper

Finish:

Long, dry, leathery and spicy rye

Overall:

A very tasty English grain whisky, a good portion of the flavour stems from the cereals themselves as there is a touch of spice, fruits and buttery biscuits in here.

Score: 80/100

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