The Cotswolds Distillery was founded in 2013 by Dan Szor in Stourton in the heart of the Cotswolds, inspired by his passion for single malt whisky. Making their home in an old barn conversion, Dan had his stills build by Forsyths in Rothes - the wash still is named Proud Mary and the spirit still is named Janis.
The first release from the Cotswolds Distillery was Cotswolds Dry Gin, which made its way to shelves in late 2014. Distilled with nine carefully considered botanicals - juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, local lavender, bay leaf, hand-peeled fresh lime and pink grapefruit zest, cardamom and black peppercorn - in their copper pot still, results in a rich and robust, award-winning gin.
However, whisky production is at the heart of everything they do at the distillery. They began laying down casks to mature in September 2014, and have filled a number of different types. These will be released in due course, allowing them to add a variety of different bottlings to their range as the years progress. They also produce a whisky cream liqueur which is made by mixing their new make single malt spirit with fresh Irish cream creating a wonderful rich liqueur.
This cask strength release from the Cotswolds Distillery comes from founder Dan's favourite casks: shaved, toasted and recharred American Oak red wine barriques. These uniquely active casks give a rich and intense maturation to the distillery's fruity spirit. The barrels were designed by Dr Jim Swan, to whose memory they dedicate this special bottling.
Aromas of dry hay and cut wood, with dark chocolate and dried figs, and plums in sweet syrup. The palate shows warming cereal and toast notes, with lots of fresh red fruits and butterscotch. Hints of spicy oak, lots of dried fruit and a lingering nutty, dry finish.
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Name Cotswolds Founder's Choice Cask Strength Single Malt Country England Region Stourton, The Cotswolds ABV% 60.9% Size 700ml Dietary Information No