English Whisky & The Kitchen

English Whisky & The Kitchen

St George's Distillery, Harling Road, Roudham, Norfolk NR16 2QW


In the last couple of years the St George's Distillery has gone from being an "artisan" producer to a major one and rebranded itself as "English Whisky" down playing St George and introducing a distinctive turquoise blue colour scheme. The small batch "Chapters" in their production saga are no longer available; instead there are two main products - "Original" and "Smoky" plus some small batch super strength varieties and some whisky based liqueurs. The Pedro Ximenez sherry, obtained as a by product of purchasing the casks, is blended with some whisky to produce a delicious after dinner drink, and has now been branded "PX" which is now sold in 500ml bottles at £19.99, the same price as last year's traditional bottles! Norfolk Nog, their version of Bailey's cream liqueur, has also been given the downsizing and up-pricing treatment. Other introductions this year are raspberry and quince liqueurs, along with whisky infused jam and marmalade.

A further spin off of going big time is the regular offering of distillery tours daily, and a cafe attached to the shop, now housed in a special, separate building.

We arrived at 10.45am in time for the breakfast menu, served until 11.30am, and offering reasonably priced light breakfasts, drinks, lunches, afternoon teas etc. My Eggs Benedict comprised muffins piled with serious slices of very tasty proper ham and similarly tasty poached eggs with rich yolks . Nick chose the Eggs Royale, with locally smoked salmon.

As usual with such things, the expansion has brought both better and worse features.

September 2019

Janet January 05 2020 246 reads 0 comments Print


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