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 Founder's Choice Single Malt Whisky is the distilleries first cask strength release, made with 100% locally grown, floor-malted barley and aged exclusively in founder, Dan's, favourite casks: shaved, toasted and re-charred American oak red wine barriques. These uniquely active casks give a rich and intense maturation to our fruity new make spirit, offering toffee, oak and red fruits, and a beautiful, deep colour.
Nose: Almond butter, redcurrant, damson, black pepper, croissants and coffee.
Palate: Peaches in syrup, drying oak warmth, gingerbread with sugary icing, a kick of Christmassy spice on the mid-palate.
Finish: Strawberry jam and clotted cream, toasted rye bread, a touch of citrus.