Cooper King distillery in Yorkshire, England, today announced that they had distilled their first whisky.
Cooper King is a self-built distillery which, from opening, was operating as a gin distillery, but always intended to be a whisky distillery. As many of the new breed of whisky distilleries, they distilled gin as it is away to quickly raise additional funds as gin does not need to be aged as whisky does.
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Today we've started making whisky for the first time on English soil! After 5 years in the planning, we're over the moon to be getting the first brew on the go. It's been a mad long week commissioning the kit with many a late night, but oh so… pic.twitter.com/wlfxl6RAeA
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I’ve been following the Cooper King for a while now, waiting for the day they started producing whisky. I’ve been intending to visit for a while, and now looks to be the right time to actually organise the trip.