Celebrate World Whisky Day on the 16th May with an award-winning English whisky: Cotswolds Single Malt

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Celebrate World Whisky Day on the 16th May with an award-winning English whisky: Cotswolds Single Malt.

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky was launched in October 2017 and is the first whisky ever distilled in the Cotswolds. The distillery uses 100% locally grown, floor-malted barley and matures the whisky in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and reconditioned red wine casks. The whisky is rich, fruity and sippable with notes of honey, Seville orange marmalade and dark red fruits. Each bottle lists the barley variety, harvest year and local Cotswolds farm on which it was grown.

“I was looking out of the window of our old farmhouse in the Cotswolds at my neighbour’s fields of spring barley and thought ‘why hasn’t anyone made whisky here?’. The Cotswolds has every bit as much romance and history as the most beautiful parts of the Highlands or Lowlands, just in a very different way,” says Daniel Szor, Cotswolds Distillery Founder.

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Get creative on World Whisky Day and mix your own cocktail using Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky. The English Outlaw, is a twist on the classic Manhattan and has a robust malty base which creates a complex and delicious cocktail:

Ingredients: 60ml Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, 30ml Vermouth, 1 x bar spoon of marmalade, 1 x dash of Aromatic Bitters.

Method: Dissolve the marmalade in Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, add Vermouth and dash of Aromatic Bitters, stir down with ice and fine strain into a martini glass. Garnish with cherries; Maraschino if you have them in the cupboard!

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You might want to snap up the Limited Edition Cotswolds Hearts & Crafts Sauternes Cask Single Malt Whisky which was launched by the distillery on St George’s Day in April.  It is the first release in a series of single malts which have been inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and is the distillery’s first ever European Oak Cask expression.

Cotswolds Hearts & Crafts Malt Whisky Gift Carton (low) copy


The Cotswolds Hearts & Crafts Collection will consist of yearly limited editions, with each edition presented in a gift box with a different William Morris pattern, reinforcing the creative beauty of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Each edition will not be repeated; Cotswolds Hearts & Crafts Sauternes Cask Single Malt Whisky is made up of 1,680 bottles.

Hearts & Crafts Single Malt Whisky is from a selection of five premium French Oak casks seasoned with sweet Sauternes wine, which results in a honey-coloured malt with a vinous quality and notes of sweet raisin and oak wood spice.

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky RRP: from £44.95 for a 700ml bottle. ABV:  46%

Available from: waitrose.com, majestic.co.uk, thewhiskyexchange.com, Harrods, Laithwaites and cotswoldsdistillery.com

Cotswolds Hearts & Crafts Sauternes Cask Single Malt Whisky RRP: £74.95 for a 700 ml bottle ABV: 55.2%

Available to purchase exclusively from www.cotswoldsdistillery.com

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With these two excellent single malt whiskies why not celebrate English Single Malts instead on World Whisky Day.

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