Given the s**t show that’s English politics right now I thought it time to crack open this English Park Whisky to celebrate the demise of Liz Truss.
Purchased as an exercise to see if Amazon.co.uk could continue to offer a service to Ireland post Brexit – English Park was the only bottle that made it through.
All the others failed to arrive – just like those mythical ‘benefits from Brexit’ soundbites Liz was fond of spouting.
So what of English Park Whisky?
Well the bottle presentation is pretty cool.
Clearly capitalising on the patriotic fervour ensuing in England with Union Jack emblems there’s nonetheless attention to detail shown by ‘1835’ embossed on the front neck as well as ‘Double Oak’ on the rear & a neat representation of a still complete with worm-tube too.
The sales patter had me lost however. It’s in a language not familiar to me.
Turns out to be slovak – where the whisky is distilled by the Nestville Distillery.
So how does English Park taste?
Not too bad!
Exhibiting a deep golden brown with decent legs in the glass. There is no mention of chill filtering or natural colour I can make out.
A warm caramelly nose.
Smooth & easy palate, slightly warming.
The finish offered up an entertaining biscuity malt with hints of burnt oak that raised the experience.
Found English Park a very approachable drinking blend with enough depth to keep it quaffable.
I admire the entrepreneurial flair of whomever produced this brand to get it to the masses. I also admire the distillery for putting together a perfectly palatable blended whisky.
It’s already lasted longer than 44 days!
My Amazon.co.uk experiment here.
Nestville Distillery webpage here.
Whisky purchased via Gargara storefront on Amazon here.