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.
The Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky is the first whisky ever distilled in the Cotswolds. It is made with 100% locally grown, floor-malted barley then matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and reconditioned red wine casks. Rich, fruity and sippable with notes of honey, Seville orange marmalade and dark red fruits.
Nose: The first thing you notice are spicy cereal notes, malt and porridge, then comes the fruit - orange peel and lemon. Grassy and floral flavours followed by marzipan.
Palate: Beautiful texture, creamy and round, with sweet citrus fruit and black pepper.
Finish: Good length. There’s vanilla custard and a lift of aromatic freshness that will make you want another sip.