Full Review

Cotswolds

Cotswolds
Single Malt Whisky

Category: English Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 46%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$54.99

Cotswolds
Single Malt Whisky

Category: English Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 46%
Gold color. Aromas of ginger peach tea, pepsi, saddle soaped saddle, hay, dried figs and dates, alfalfa, and chocolate ovaltine with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, appealing, medium-long dark browned biscuits and coconut, lemon oil, spiced lime leaf tea, salami, and fennel finish. A distinctive, rich whiskey with a wild edge.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity, Herbal, Rich, Smoky & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: ginger peach tea, Pepsi, saddle soaped saddle, hay, dried figs and dates, alfalfa, and chocolate Ovaltine
Taste Flavor: dark browned biscuits and coconut, lemon oil, spiced lime leaf tea, salami, and fennel
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive, rich whiskey with a wild edge.

The Producer

Cotswolds Distilling Co

The Producer
Shipston-on-Stour
Warwickshire, CV36 5HT
United Kingdom
44 -1608 238 533

Their Portfolio

91 Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky 46% (England) $54.99.
93 Cotswolds Dry Gin 46% (United Kingdom) $34.99.
92 Cotswolds Founder’s Choice Single Malt Whisky 60.3% (United Kingdom) $79.99.

English Whisky

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Though English whiskies are deeply in the shadow of their counterparts from Scotland, there are some excellent examples. The single malts, some of them peated, are excellent, with a golden yellow color, spicy, smoky aromas and a peppery finish. Though not as refined or as multilayered as the single malts from Scotland, these are quite impressive and make for elegant sippers, with or without a cigar.