Norfolk whisky distillery's single malt named world's best

A Norfolk distillery is celebrating after its single malt whisky was named the best in the world.

The English Distillery in Roudham was honoured at the World Whiskies Awards 2024, held in London by Whisky Magazine.

The family-run business triumphed in the World's Best Single Malt category with The English Sherry Cask.

Mike Fisher, sales director of The English Distillery, said the award "really puts us on the map".

He added that demand for the whisky had soared after scooping the award and said the success would help secure the future of the business.

The distillery was the fulfilment of a lifelong dream of farmer James Nelstrop. It was officially opened by King Charles III in 2007 and began producing whisky in 2009.

Mr Nelstrop died in 2014 and the team is now led by his son, Andrew.

The English Distillery building
The distillery was founded by James Nelstrop and is still run by his family

The World Whiskies Awards saw 200 expert judges from around the world assess more than 1,500 different blends from more than 40 countries.

The ceremony, at Merchant Taylors' Hall in London, celebrated winners across 23 categories including single malt, bourbon, blended, rye, pot still and design.

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