English Whisky Shows its Style!

English Whisky Company Chapter 14The English Whisky Company at the St. Georges Distillery continues to show the quality of their product by being awarded medals yet again this year. The Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible have awarded the Chapter 14 the award of being the ‘European Whisky of the Year’

Managing Director of The English Whisky Company, Andrew Nelstrop says, “We are honoured to have received this accolade yet again. It is a true tribute to the team at St Georges Distillery”

Chapter 14 is a classic single malt whisky, aged in bourbon casks for a minimum of 5 years. English Whisky do not use colourings or chill filtering in their whisky. This is to enable maximum enjoyment of the whisky.

When enjoying the Chapter 14 you will find that on the nose it is of warm vanilla Danish pastry. Fruity with lychees and rum soaked raisins. Demerara sugar and mandarin oranges. On the palate it is very fruity, bananas and light fruits. Hints of crème brulee. Almost like a light brandy. Warm alcohols and a long dry finish. It is also very smooth and silky.

Warlingham Wines can provide the Chapter 14 in several formats. On  the web site we have the standard Chapter 14 70cl or the smaller Chapter 14 20cl

We can also obtain the cask strength version in a 70cl decanter as a special order at present so if you wish a bottle please e-mail me at john@warlinghamwines,com.

If you prefer something peaty then have a look at the Chapter 15, available in 70cl size or 20cl size or again cask strength as the Chapter 14.

The English Whisky Company are also making some changes to their range. The Chapter 6 and Chapter 11 are being phased out. The chapter 9 (Lightly Peated) is now going to be an annual bottling only and the Chapters 10 (Olorosso cask), 12 (Pedro Ximenez casks), 16 (Peated Sherry Cask) and 17 (Triple Distilled) are now considered as rare so it is expected that only one of these will be available at any one time.

Warlingham Wines will have a selection of these whisky’s available, obviously subject to availability. Please let me know if there is anything you would like but not listed, we do have access to the entire range of English Whisky products.

New at Winbirri Wines

Winbirri CaseIt has been a fantastic year at the Winbirri Vineyards in Surlingham, Norwich. We get quite used to receiving the notifications of how well they have done at the annual wine awards. This year is a special year as the Bacchus won the Wine of the Year Award with another Gold Medal, the third in 3 years. Also Lee Dyer, the wine maker was disappointed as he did not quite make the the top 3 wine makers in the country but that surely is only a matter of time!

The award winning Bacchus is now available through the Warlingham Wines web site and all this success has caused a few changes at the vineyard, especially with labelling to make sure people get the right wine.

Warlingham Wines will be offering the introductory case throughout October but only on the web site, This comes with a discount and free delivery and can be found at

Winbirri Award Winning English Wine – Case

The main change is to the labelling of the Bacchus wines, these are now listed as two wines, the Award wining Wine of the Year is now simply the Winbirri Bacchus and can be found at: Winbirri Bacchus The other Bacchus is now the Bacchus Reserve and it has been aged an additional year to give this wine fantastic depth and character. This can be found at Winbirri Bacchus Reserve

There have been some other important changes to the wines, mainly due to it being a very good year in Norfolk for growing grapes, The Pinot Noir continues to be a great wine, a bit heavier than the Burgundy version. The Insignia (Red Blend) is a bigger wine this year, last years offering had great flavour but was quite light.

Lee is working hard to introduce new and exciting wines and I had a taste of the new Winbirri ‘Signature’ and what a great wine. Still under wraps but I can report a great fruity nose which follows onto the palate, still not ready for bottling but this will be fantastic when it is released so what this space.

Finally we are into the picking season so if you would  be interested in spending a day in the vines picking grapes please let me  e-mail me for details at john@warlinghamwines.com, its a great day and you are rewarded with free food, wine and meeting the most amazing people who love their wine.


have a great week and we shall see what we have for next week, is it too early to mention the C word!