Cotswold Single Malt – Inaugural Release
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This is the inaugural release from Cotswolds Distillery, the first Single Malt ever distilled in the Cotswolds. It uses 100% locally grown, floor-malted barley and matures its whisky in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and reconditioned red wine casks.
Malt: Odyssey. We are committed to using only barley grown in the Cotswolds, and the variety and farm on which it was grown are listed on the label of each bottle. We are one of a very small number of British whisky-makers to use 100% floor-malted barley. This comes to us from Britain’s oldest working maltings, in nearby Warminster. It is unpeated.
Yeast: Two complementary varieties – Anchor and Fermentis – to ensure good yields and excellent fruity flavours.
Water: Village water supply – filtered, softened and demineralised before use.
Wood: Premium first-fill Kentucky ex-Bourbon 200-litre barrels and reconditioned American Oak 225-litre red wine casks that have been shaved, toasted and recharred.
- Tasting Notes
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.