The London Distillery Company, started by a former employee of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, is planning to be the first distillery in a hundred years to produce a whisky in London. Darren Rook, 30 year old former manager of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, plans to start production before Christmas of this year and will be the first time London had a working malt whisky distillery since 1910, when Lea Valley in Stratford was shuttered.
“The English whisky industry isn’t anywhere near as well documented as the industry in Scotland, but the history is fascinating,” Mr Rook said. “We’re looking at the history of whisky production in London, and we want a product that’s light and floral.
I think it’ll be interesting and Rook is right, competing with Scotland would be crazy, but all the pieces are there in London for the creation of a nice dram. We’ll see how they do… see you in 10 years?