Cotswold’s distillery is the first full-scale distillery in the Cotswolds. They opened their doors in September 2014 and have welcomed visitors to the site every day since. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the desire to reflect the natural beauty of the Cotswolds and honour its heritage runs through everything the distillery do – they use local ingredients and traditional processes, and partner with other local producers.
Whilst the whisky is distilled from scratch, for environmental reasons to make the gin, the team begin with a base alcohol made from wheat. This ‘neutral grain spirit’ (supplied by Haymans in Essex) is at 96% ABV and is completely flavourless. It is the blank canvas that to which they add their recipe of botanicals.
This sumptuous small batch gin will take your taste buds on a journey through the Middle East and Asian subcontinent. The word Baharat means blend of spices, with a foundation for our gin of juniper and coriander to which we've added an exotic (hence the name) blend of cardamom, cumin, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, chili and a hint of Jaffa orange.
Juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, chili, Jaffa orange, clove, cumin
Nose: Lots of aromatic cardamom and a hint of cumin up front.
Palate: Rounded and warming, with sweet orange and lots more spice.
Finish: A gentle hint of chilli on the finish.
Premium tonic/ginger ale garnished orange or chili for the more adventurous.