Adding to their award-winning collection of English Single Malt Whiskies, The Cotswolds Distillery is delighted to announce the launch of Cotswolds Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky!
Their latest whisky is a marriage of Cotswolds Single Malt whiskies fully matured in American and Spanish oak hogsheads and butts, seasoned with Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherries. To taste, Cotswolds Sherry Cask is full of dark stone fruits with a hint of roasted almonds, followed by peppery oak spice.
The distillery uses 100% locally grown barley from the Cotswolds, which is traditionally floor-malted by hand at Warminster, Britain’s oldest working malting. The barley is mashed and fermented for over 90 hours before being distilled twice in their bespoke copper pot stills. The new make spirit is smooth, complex and fruity with only the purest ‘heart’ cut taken for cask maturation
I love a sherry cask whisky as it is one of the truly iconic single malt whisky styles. Good sherry casks give rich, fruity, spicy and nutty flavours that marry perfectly with the underlying malt character and are a joy to savour.
– Nickolas Franchino: Head of Production at Cotswolds Distillery
Each yearly batch of Cotswolds Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky will be unique, drawn from their finest American and Spanish oak hogsheads and butts, some seasoned with dry Oloroso sherry and others seasoned with Pedro Ximenez. Every batch has been sherry-aged throughout their full maturation which allows the whisky to develop a full and deeper flavour.
Cotswolds Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky is non-chill filtered, with natural colouring and has an ABV of 57.4%.
RRP: £64.95 for 700ml bottle. ABV: 57.4%
Available to purchase exclusively from Cotswolds Distillery: cotswoldsdistillery.com
Nose: Brown sugar and cherry pie with a touch of roasted coffee beans.
Palate: Viscous and rich. Full of dark stone fruits and a hint of roasted almonds.
Finish: Peppery oak spice accompanied by notes of dried fruit.
About Cotswolds Distillery
Located in Stourton, Shipston-on-Stour, the Cotswolds Distillery has become a premier Cotswolds attraction, offering tours and tastings. The distillery and stores in Broadway and Bourton-on-the-Water receive nearly 100,0000 visitors a year.
Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky was launched in October 2017. Each bottle lists the barley variety, harvest year and local Cotswolds farm it was grown on. It has won Gold at the World Whiskies Awards 2019 and was given two stars (one of one two whiskies to do so) in the 2019 Great Taste Awards. The distillery’s cask strength whisky release, Founder’s Choice Single Malt Whisky, was awarded the title of Best English Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2019.
Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky has expanded its UK distribution and is now available at 289 selected Sainsbury’s stores across the UK. It is the first English Whisky to be listed by Sainsbury’s.
The distillery also produces Cotswolds Dry Gin, which was named Best London Dry at the World Gin Awards and received the Top Gold Outstanding Award in the International Wine and Spirits Competition.