The Cotswolds Distillery
Outstanding Natural Spirits...
The Cotswolds Distillery was founded in 2014 by Dan Szor. A native New Yorker, Dan had been working in finance in London and spending his weekends with his family in the Cotswolds. He had been looking for a new direction that would let him move permanently to the countryside and do something he was passionate about.
Production began in September 2014, just a few months after the distillery was commissioned. Since then we have produced a number of different spirits and liqueurs, from absinthe to a rye whisky, whilst also steadily increasing production of our Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky and the Cotswolds Dry Gin.
Our Gold Outstanding Award-Winning Cotswolds Dry Gin is an aromatic twist on a classic London Dry; light hints of lavender, lots of zesty citrus notes with cooling, piney juniper and bay leaf.
Over 10x the average weight of botanicals go into each run of the traditional copper pot still, producing a richly flavoured London Dry. No chill-filtering takes place, and only naturally filtered water is then added – so when ice or tonic meets the gin, the essential oils from the nine botanicals will form a beautiful pearlescent haze. Robust, fresh and perfectly balanced – this is a traditional gin with a memorable twist.
Perfect Serve: Fill a large Coppa (balloon) glass with plenty of ice, pour over your Cotswolds Dry Gin, top with a splash of classic Indian Tonic Water, and then garnish with a fresh bay leaf and a slice of pink grapefruit.
The first whisky ever to be distilled in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky is a rich and fruity single malt.
It has been bottled non-chill filtered and at its natural colour, at 46% ABV. Made from 100% locally grown, floor-malted barley, the distillers have used long fermentations, unusual yeast strains and innovative distillation cuts to achieve a spirit that is smooth, fruity and balanced.
It has been matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks from Kentucky and reconditioned shaved, toasted and recharred (STR) red wine casks, giving it an incredible maturity and depth of flavour in a whisky so young.
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