Last Thursday we spent an excellent evening at Milroy’s of Spitalfields surrounded by bottles of Oxford Rye Whisky, tasting glasses and like-minded whisky geeks.
Our Head of Grain John Letts and Head of Whisky Charlie Echlin gave a tasting at the top of Milroy’s while the folk downstairs sipped on Oxford Rye Whisky highballs made by the Milroys’ team especially for the night. It was a pleasure to have John there to answer, in depth, the many questions about what makes us different – our farming, the environmental impact of farming and how heritage grains produce such amazing flavour. We tasted five whiskies - four Oxford Rye Whiskies and our Grain Stories Heritage Corn Whisky - including our latest Oxford Rye releases, Easy Ryder and Purple Grain (both of which went down a treat with our guests).
We’re looking forward to next time already.
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Milroys of Spitalfields - an entire townhouse dedicated to whisky
Easy Ryder ready to go
Our Head of Whisky, Charlie Echlin, checking his glass is in tune
Our Head of Farming, John Letts, in full flow. Fun fact: in another life, John used to work in a fruit and veg market in Spitalfields
We brought both our grains and our whiskies to show off
Guests help themselves to our rye (not too much / not too little!)
Charlie and John listening to the great feedback from the folks at the tasting
Part of the amazing set-up at Milroys of Spitalfields
Sammie and Fraser - part of the amazingly knowledgeable and hospitable team at Milroys