London Whiskey? Okay, we’ll bite!
They’re the first company to produce Whisky in London in 109 years. While it may not seem like such a stretch for a distillery to set up shop in the UK (cough, scotch, irish, australian, canadian, cough), it actually does mark the rebirth of a craft whisky that is unique to London. Unfortunately, it’ll be at least 2017 until we can get our hands on a bottle, it would seem. Rollo Ross (for Reuters) recently took a tour of their inner-workings to provide some more insight.
The distillery has been using local ingredients that were employed in whisky production in London more than a century ago. Barley is sourced from Warminster Maltings, Wiltshire, and yeast comes from Surebrew in Surrey.
“We’re looking at heritage, so there’ll be a lot more flavor profile there, basically,” Rook said.
Distillers revive London whisky after 100-year drought [Rollo Ross // Reuters]