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The English Original Single Malt Whisky (43%, OB, 2019)

The English Original Single Malt Whisky

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 43%
  • Age: NAS
  • Bottling: OB
  • Category: English single malt whisky
  • Cost: £39.99
  • Origin: St. George’s Distillery
  • Vintage: undeclared

The English Original

What they say

The English – Original. Aged to perfection in specially selected Bourbon Casks. An unpeated single malt whisky. A great easy-drinking classic single malt

Official tasting notes:

  • A gentle aroma with hints of vanilla and tropical fruits. Like a soft whipped vanilla ice cream. Melts on the palate. Slightly nutty with a long malty finish. Finish is clean, dry and slightly salty.

What I say

The Original  non peated single malt whisky from St. George’s Distillery is matured in select ex-bourbon casks. Launched back in 2016 alongside their peated expression’Smokey’.

This review was sponsored by The English Whisky Company by provision of a sample of this product.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Bright gold (8/20), slow, medium tears and medium-fine legs.
  • Nose: Honey and cereals barley with some restrained fruit, apple, pear, a touch floral orchard blossom perhaps, vanilla, sugary and creamy fudge or tablet.
  • Taste: Creamy and a touch buttery, medium-bodied, vanilla ice-cream with cereal wafer biscuits and chopped nuts, hints of banana, grapefruit and pineapple.
  • Finish: Medium, drying, woody oak and vanilla with salted caramel.

Overall

A rather accomplished expression, perhaps a touch woody in places but balanced by that lovely fruity spirit character which has started to become tropical as well as sweet on the palate. Masses of vanilla ice-cream make this a real dessert-style whisky. Very enjoyable.

Score 83/100

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