Distillers operated in London, Liverpool and Bristol, until the late 19th century, after which production of English single malt whisky ceased until 2003. It wasn’t until that year that English whisky’s rebirth came about.
For well over a decade now, St George’s and Hicks & Healey have been distilling this alcoholic beverage, but they are the outliers, the pioneers. Now, with 20-plus distilleries making whisky from Yorkshire to the Isle of Wight, a new breed is starting to blend tradition and innovation to resurrect the English whisky.
However, amazingly, England now has more distilleries than Scotland, according to HMRC, with 166 distilleries.