A life in drinks: From wine to whisky

St George’s 2012 Gold from The English Whisky Company

This is a very limited edition bottling from The English Whisky Company celebrating all that has happened during 2012, from the Queen’s Jubilee to the Olympics. Limited to just 366 bottles, one for each day of the year.

St George's Gold ©Colin Hampden-White

St George’s Gold ©Colin Hampden-White


Quite a bit of fudge at first, the citrus notes come through. Mainly oranges. Then some concentrated boiled sweets followed by some lighter floral notes. The floral notes are of sweet spring flowers, but not honeyed.


The fudge dies down, but toffee and honey takes the place of the fudge, lots of honey and it is very smooth. There is vanilla and caramel as well. This has a lovely depth for a young whisky.


The finish is drier and more herbal, a long finish and quite crisp.

St George's Gold ©Colin Hampden-White

St George’s Gold ©Colin Hampden-White

A stylish whisky with plenty of depth to hold interest, but not so complex to just be an intellectual whisky. Very drinkable.



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