Made In England – English Whisky Cocktail
13th September 2021
The English have accomplished a lot over the decades, from Boudica the Warrior Queen to Sir Francis Drake & Elizabeth I of England fighting off the Spanish Armada, all the way up to Queen Elizabeth the 2nd being the longest reigning monarch over the United Kingdom, but now it’s high time to sit back and relax with two finely created drinks both made in England.
Let’s meet our two English warroires delivering a great taste to the nation.
Sparkling Wine Made In England
Fitz, a Sparkling Wine Made in England, but can’t be called English Fizz, a triumphant story of determination against a system, to be called English Sparkling Wine if has to be made with the Traditional (Champagne) Method, but Fitz wanted to use the Charmat (Prosecco) Method, so that’s why they say their Sparkling Wine is Made In England.
Everything about this bottle is about going against the tide and creating something new and unique, the label, with 9 crowns, but one upside down, and their name Fitz comes from Anglo‐Norman times, they found the name FitzRoy, this name in many cases was given to the illegitimate son or daughter of a king to mark their Royal parent, originally the name meant ‘Son of the king’.
If you want to find out more about this fascinating story, like the fact they’ve hidden a naughty word on their bottle, you can right here: Fitz – Sparkling Wine Made In England
Aroma – “Nutty and yeasty with green grape and white pear purée.”
Taste – “Soft citrus, hazelnut and white floral.”
This Made In England Sparkling Wine Won a Gold Medal in the First Date Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.
Whisky Tasting Notes – “A gentle aroma with hints of vanilla and tropical fruits. Like a soft whipped vanilla ice cream. Melts on the palate. Slightly nutty with a long malty finish. Finish is clean, dry and slightly salty.” – The English Whisky Co
This Orignal English Single Malt Whisky has been aged in bourbon casks, it’s their best seller and is available on their website right here.
On their home page, The English Whisky Co state proudly that they are ‘Firmly Established as England’s Oldest and Most Prestigious Whisky Maker’, a strong start to such a finely crafted and enjoyed Whisky.
They originally had the idea to create a micro-distillery, but customs and excise wouldn’t consider anything smaller than 1800 ltr stills, which is larger than some distilleries in Scotland, so they went down to their owned River Thet and started laying the groundwork to what is now the English Whisky Co.
“My father James Nelstrop’s sole ambition was to produce the very finest single malt whisky. This is still the only goal of The English Whisky Co” James Nelstrop’s Son
They made their first 29 barrels of English Whisky in December 2006 and by August 2007 they had opened their public visitor center, Whisky shop and started offering tours.
- Sparkling Wine Made In England
- Whisky Made In England
- Lemon Grown In England
How To Make The Fitz & Whisky Cocktail
- Take 10mls of your Whisky
- Top up with your Sparkling Wine
- Then add a lemon twist to garnish.
Cocktail Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Nutty with cooked gammon and a presence of lemon from the lemon zest and vanilla from the whisky.”
Flavour – “Subtle orchard fruits like green apples flow through nutty, vanilla and honey on the palate, plus I get a touch of cigars on the palate as well.”
A very pleasant, surprisingly easy to drink cocktail, although you have these stronger flavours from the Whisky, they combine perfectly with the Sparkling Wine to ease the strength, but without losing any of the flavours.
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