Cotswolds Single Malt

Single Malt

Cotswolds // England

community rating

3.69
3 out of 5 stars
( 112 )

Not only is this the first single malt from the Cotswolds Distillery, it is the first one from the Cotswolds area in south central England. It is made from 100% floor-malted barley which also hails from the Cotswolds. The variety and farm it comes from is listed on the label.

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The whisky is distilled in a pair of pot-stills named Mary and Janis. It is aged just over three years in first-fill Kentucky ex-bourbon barrels and reconditioned American oak red wine barrels which have been shaved, toasted, and re-charred. No color added and un-chillfiltered.

Not only is this the first single malt from the Cotswolds Distillery, it is the first one from the Cotswolds area in south central England. It is made from 100% floor-malted barley which also hails from the Cotswolds. The variety and farm it comes from is listed on the label. The whisky is distilled in a pair of pot-stills named Mary and Janis. It is aged just over three years in first-fill Kentucky ex-bourbon barrels and reconditioned American oak red wine barrels which have been shaved, toasted, and re-charred. No color added and un-chillfiltered. Bottled at 46% ABV.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    46.0
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    first-fill ex-bourbon and American oak red wine barrels

Tasting Notes

"The nose on this English single malt beckons with sweet cereal aromas. It's gentle on the palate, with a grain-forward flavor balanced by notes of vanilla, oak, nuts, and honeysuckle. It's easy to like, and is a strong showing for a relatively new whisky brand. It's worth picking up now, but also bodes well for future Cotswolds releases."

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