About company

We are a small family owned whisky distillery based in Norfolk, England. We began distilling in 2006 making us the oldest whisky distillery in England and we are widely regarded as the original pioneers of the English Whisky renascence.

Everything from milling the grain to hand bottling is carried out on site, using locally grown barley and water drawn from the Brecklands aquifer that runs deep beneath the distillery.

The distillery was born out of the passion of one man, James Nelstrop a local farmer and whisky lover – the Nelstrop family has over 600 years of heritage in farming and milling were a lot of their produce ended up in Scotland for use in the whisky industry.

James always dreamt of build a distillery and bring back whisky making to England, upon retiring he decided to fulfill this dream and started building St Georges Distillery back in 2005

Since starting we have received many awards and accolade, including

  • Distillery Manager of the Year 2017 & 2020 – David Fitt (Whisky Magazine, Icons of Whisky Awards)
  • European Whisky of the Year – 4 times (Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2016/17/18/19)
  • Best Single Malt Whisky 12 years and Under – Triple Distilled – (category winner – Whisky Magazine, World Whiskies Awards 2020)
  • Best Single Malt Whisky No Age Statement – Smokey Virgin – (category winner – Whisky Magazine, World Whiskies Awards 2020)
  • Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year 2020 – Lee James (Whisky Magazine, Icons of Whisky Awards)
  • Gold (Best in Class) & Silver (Outstanding) –  Smokey & Original (Whiskies of the World Awards USA 2018 & 2019)

Awards

Distillery Manager of the Year 2017 & 2020 – David Fitt (Whisky Magazine, Icons of Whisky Awards)

European Whisky of the Year – 4 times (Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2016/17/18/19)

Best Single Malt Whisky 12 years and Under – Triple Distilled – (category winner - Whisky Magazine, World Whiskies Awards 2020)

Best Single Malt Whisky No Age Statement – Smokey Virgin – (category winner - Whisky Magazine, World Whiskies Awards 2020)

Gold (Best in Class) & Silver (Outstanding) –  Smokey & Original (Whiskies of the World Awards USA 2018 & 2019)

5 Gold Medals - Wizards of Whisky Awards 2020

UK Stockists

•   Specialist Retailers such as; Berry Bros & Rudd, Whisky Exchange, Master of Malt, Royal Mile Whiskies

•   Marks & Spencer, Liberty of London

 

International Stockists

Market Information

Active Export Markets (Europe)
Denmark, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Russia, Finland

Active Export Markets (Rest of the World)
Australia, China, Japan, United States, Canada, Malaysia

Target Export Markets (Europe)
Norway, Czech Republic, Iceland, Poland, Croatia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Greece

Target Export Markets (Rest of the World)
New Zealand, UAE, Hong Kong, India, South Africa, Singapore, South Korea, Israel, Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, Philippines, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Thailand