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Englands first and only Whisky will go on sale in er…Scotland

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The first whisky to be made and bottled in England for more than 100 years is to go on sale next month.

The single malt made by the English Whisky Company will carry an image of St George slaying the dragon.

It will be priced at £34.99 from December 16 at their shop in Roudham, Norfolk, and will be stocked by shops worldwide after Christmas.

Managing director Andrew Nelstrop said: “Our main distributors are in Scotland and we’re looking forward to selling a lot of bottles up there.”

The firm began production at their £1million St George’s Distillery in 2006.

The drink had only been known as a single malt spirit until now as it has to be stored for three years before it can be called whisky.

Now the time limit has passed, the spirit can be bottled and officially called whisky.

Nelstrop added: “All the critics who have tasted think it is a lovely whisky.

“There used to be four whisky distilleries in England in the 1800s, but we don’t really know what happened to them.

“It means ours is the first proper English whisky for more than 100 years.”

The firm aim to sell 100,000 bottles a year by 2012.

Arthur Motley, of Royal Mile Whiskies, Edinburgh, said: “We’ll stock it alongside our new world whiskies such as the Swedish and Dutch.”

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