Cotswolds Single Malt
Cotswolds // England
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.
Single MaltDistilled 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 Typefirst-fill ex-bourbon and American oak red wine barrels
"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."