The English Whisky Company Roundham Norwich Norfolk
English Whisky Company Norfolk Roundham and St Georges Distillery History – The Nelstrop family have a 600 year old tradition of growing and processing grain. Why and How we decided to build the 1st whisky distillery in England for over 120 years. In 1335 William Nelstroppe was recorded as farming in Yorkshire; in 1772 Joseph started a mill in Ackworth which the family moved to at Stockport in 1820 where it is still run by the Nelstrop family. A branch of the family moved to Lincolnshire to farm in 1881 and is still at the same farm. James Nelstrop was born in Lincolnshire into a farming family. James quickly moved away to start what would become an exciting and innovative life in farming and business. These travels took him to Australia where he introduced direct drilling, Russia where he carried out rural reconstruction work as CEO of the Nuffield Russia Trust, to Norfolk where he introduced the 1st centre pivot in England and then to Lakenheath, turning a worn out vegetable farm on the fens into the first whole Countryside Stewardships Scheme Farm for organic sheep and cattle and to encourage the wild bird population! Read more…
St George’s Distillery the home of the English Whisky Company Norfolk and is one of Norfolk’s top attractions. We provide tours that are both informative and interesting on how whisky is distilled.
About St George’s Distillery
St George’s Distillery is the home to The English Whisky Company Norfolk. The beautiful distillery was designed and built by the Nelstrop family for the specific purpose of producing the very finest English Single Malt Whisky. Why England and more specifically Why Roudham, Norfolk? Well, there are only two main ingredients in whisky, barley and water and The English Whisky Company Norfolk have them both. We draw the purest, cleanest water from the Breckland aquifer deep beneath our distillery. Norfolk is one of the world’s premier growing barley regions, so our supply is plentiful and local. The only other thing needed to create the very best malt whisky is oak casks. The English Whisky Company Distillery don’t add colour, we don’t add flavour, we let the barrels do that for us, so we have to buy only the very finest oak casks. Most of ours are supplied by direct from America, having first been used for the maturation of bourbon. We also mature in sherry casks, and various other wine casks. The English Whisky Company Norfolk whisky is batch made by hand with no computers, filled into casks and then left to sleep until our distillers consider it perfect for bottling, which of course we do by hand – one bottle at a time. We are really proud of these things and believe you will taste the difference too. The St Georges Distillery sits amongst a grove of cricket bat willows which run down to the gently flowing river Thet. Our river walk is open to the public during opening hours.
St Georges Tour. This is our most regular tour, we aim to run this tour every hour on the hour from 10 am til 4 pm. 7 days per week. The Tout Includes: • Guided tour of the distillery, including production areas & warehouses – • A taste of one or two of our best-selling whiskies. This tour includes coffee or tea whilst you wait for the tour to start. A guide will then take you onto the distilling floor and explain how whisky is made. You then move onto Warehouse 1 to see the whisky in casks, and to breathe in the amazing aroma caused by the Angels Share escaping before finally finishing with a taste of one or two of our wonderful malt whiskies. The Tour is for one hour and costs – £12.50 per person / £5.00 under 18 – Includes a £5 voucher to spend in the shop on any English Whisky over £30.00 Group charges:. £11.25 each for bookings of 10-25 people – £10.75 each for bookings of 25+ people – Groups of 10 or more need to pre book a tour to avoid disappointment. Other tour provided at The English Whisky Company are: The World Whisky Tour – Ultimate Tasting Tour. Book today to avoid disappointment.
The English Whisky Company Norfolk Roundham have a great venue for hire. The conference room and the distillery grounds make a perfect venue for a number of different events, including corporate days with games on the lawn, wedding receptions, birthday parties, business lunches, mothers day, fathers day treats, christenings, Christmas parties, Valentines, afternoon tea or tipple, New Years Eve parties, lunch and tours with an afternoon conference, to black tie world whisky tastings in the bonded warehouse. A stylish, unique and convenient meeting facility room can be found within St George’s Distillery. Light and airy and with a viewing gallery window through to the distilling floor, we can accommodate up to 63 delegates, offering a unique and comfortable venue for your conference or meeting, including a full catering package. More..
Set in the grounds of St George’s Distillery, home to The English Whisky Co. we’ve created a relaxing and comfortable environment for you to enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or simply coffee and cake. In addition to our restaurant, we also have outside seating on the terrace to enjoy those warm summer days. And if you’re visiting ‘The Kitchen’, why not make time to take a tour at the distillery or a walk down to the river. We look forward to welcoming you.
Afternoon Tea at The English Whisky Company.
Book a wonderful afternoon tea in our restaurant at The Kitchen at St Georges, or on sunny and warmer days outside on our terrace. Available between 1.30pm and 5pm daily. The afternoon tea includes: A selection of sandwiches – Freshly baked fruit scone with clotted cream and English Whisky raspberry conserve – Freshly baked cheese scone – A selection of miniature cakes – Your choice from a selection of teas or Americano coffee for one. Price is only £14.95 per person. Pre booking & payment in full is essential. To book please call: 01603 717939 The English Whisky Company Norfolk look forward to seeing you for afternoon tea 🙂
The English Whisky Company Shop
The English Whisky Company Norfolk offers Free delivery on all UK mainland orders over £75. Check our online shop here.
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