Darren Rook checks out a new still at The London Distillery.
Kirsty Chant/Courtesy of The London Distillery
February 19, 2013 When you think whisky from the U.K., you think Scotch. But a group of entrepreneurs is trying to restart England's long-dormant whisky business — and prove their version of the quaff can be jolly good, too. English whisky is headed stateside in April.
In a cavernous barn, distillers make whiskey with rye, corn and malted barley.
October 22, 2011 Preservationists at Mount Vernon, with the help of the Distilled Spirits Council, have restored George Washington's distillery. Rye whiskey made to the founding father's specifications is now available — for a price.
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