Monday, October 22, 2018


The London Distillery Company, has announced the launch of the first whisky to be distilled in London, for over 100 years.

The London Distillery Company Rye Whisky LV-1767 Edition (54.3% ABV) has been distilled twice and aged for four years in new English oak barrels.
The London Distillery Company Rye Whisky LV-1767 Edition

This inaugural whisky release, pays tribute to London’s whiskey production of yesteryear. An independent craft distilling business based on the ‘Beer Mile’ near Tower Bridge; The London Distillery Company was originally founded in 1807 and re-established in 2011.

The London Distillery Company, has created its Rye Whiskey LV-1767 Edition in recognition of the last company to successfully produce whiskey in London; Lea Valley Distillery, which ceased production in the early 1900s.

The LV-1767 Edition, is said to boast a chocolate and roasted coffee aroma, with banana and pear notes following. On the palate it offers intriguing, natural taste tones of rich cinnamon and stewed peaches to complement the peppery beeswax note from the oak. 

Commenting on the launch, Matt McGivern, Head of Distilling and Operations at The London Distillery Company, said: “Everyone at the London Distillery Company are so honoured to be re-establishing the distillation of whiskey in London after so many years; when I joined the business the first product I tasted was the Rye unaged and I knew it was special – the team have treated the cask like a precious jewel, and now the hard work of TLDC teams past and present come to bear with the Rye Whiskey LV-1767 Edition and I couldn’t be prouder.”

He went onto say: “In new English oak casks the liquid has matured quickly into a beautifully deep and sumptuous drop, with powerful notes from start to finish. We’ve allowed a few highly regarded experts to reaffirm our belief that this is a special liquid and to confirm that this product is truly deserving to be called London’s first Whiskey in a generation.”

Limited to 251 bottles, The London Distillery Company Rye Whisky LV-1767 Edition, will be available next month from specialist retailers, including Fortnum & Mason, for a RRP of £251,00.

Posted by Steve Rush