Why England and more specifically why Roudham, Norfolk? Well, there are only two main ingredients in whisky, barley and water and Norfolk have them both. They draw the purest, cleanest water from the Breckland aquifer deep beneath the distillery. Norfolk is one of the world’s premier growing barley regions, so their supply is plentiful and local.
The only other thing needed to create the very best malt whisky is oak casks. They don’t add colour, they don’t add flavour, they let the barrels do that for them, so they buy only the very finest oak casks. Most of the casks are supplied direct from America, having first been used for the maturation of bourbon.
They also mature in sherry casks, and various other wine casks. The whisky is batch made by hand with no computers, filled into casks and then left to sleep until their distillers consider it perfect for bottling, which of course they do by hand – one bottle at a time.
Over time the distillery has grown and today not only are we the oldest and most awarded English Distillery, we also mature all of our casks on site and bottle all of our whisky on site. This ability to keep the entire process from start to finish on our own site enables us to ensure the very highest quality in all of our products. The distillery releases its drinks under two brands; The English which is our range of single malt whiskies and The Norfolk which consists of our grain whiskies and Liqueurs