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Scottish whisky and Irish whiskey have been popular for many years, but it's time for English malts and single grains to shine. Here are some to watch out for, tested by our expert drinks writer and editorial team.
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Best English whiskies to try
A cracking example of new-wave rye whisky, this is complex with herbal, peppery and spicy notes, and hints of banana, creamy custard and nuttiness.
Made with three different grains – wheat, barley and oats – this full-bodied whisky has an almost dessert-like character, with appealing baking spice, chocolate and coconut notes. Perfect for a post-dinner dram.
Jim Murray dubbed this European whisky of the year in the 2018 edition of his famous Whisky Bible and no wonder – an elegant expression with an appealing creaminess, and dangerously smooth and drinkable. Take to a party and sip all night.
Finished for a year in tawny port casks, this rich, full-bodied spirit is subtly smoky and fruity, with a smooth, oily mouthfeel. Essential kit for fireside drinking.
An acclaimed award winner with appealing butterscotch aromas, marmalade-like notes and a lovely rounded texture. Gift to a loved one for maximum brownie points.