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Cotswolds Signature Single Malt

This is not my first dalliance with English whisky but certainly it’s the first time I’ve tried anything from the Cotswolds Distillery having heard mainly positive things. Cotswold Distillery opened in July 2014 and immediately got to work distilling both gin and whisky. The distillery originally had two stills for whisky production, a 2,400 litre wash still and a 1,600 litre spirit still which allowed for an output of around 125,000 litres of alcohol per year plus a Holstein still for gin production. However in 2022 a brand new dedicated whisky distillery was announced that would increase production to 500,000 litres of alcohol per year. Production wise Cotswolds Distillery say they will only use local barley from the Cotswolds region. This barley is floor malted at Warminster maltings. Fermentation is over 90 hours and uses two strains of yeast, Anchor and Fermentis, to achieve an estery, fruity wash which is then double distilled. At present the whisky range comprises of the 'Cl

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