New World Whisky - England Single Malt
Today there are hundreds of distilleries producing whisky in countries without a traditional heritage in the spirit, from England and Wales to Israel and Sweden. These new whisky makers are providing innovation and a whole new world of flavour.
The Cotswolds Distillery opened in 2014 on the outskirts of the eponymous English area of outstanding natural beauty. Surrounded by picturesque barley fields, the distillery produces a super fruity style of whisky, one that’s gently kissed with subtle peat notes in its Peated Cask expression. Made using 100% local, floor-malted barley, this no-age-statement single malt is matured in ex-peated quarter casks and bottled at cask strength for a big flavour.
Serving Suggestions: Delicious served neat, but would also make a killer Old Fashioned with muscovado sugar syrup and an orange twist.
Big, stewed fruits and sultanas laced with caramel and a hint of bonfire smoke provide a deceptively gentle nose. The flavour is dialled up on the palate which becomes exceedingly fruity and rich, with baked apples and caramelised pastry, toffee sauce, berry compote and a woosh of spice in the middle. It ends on cinnamon, raisin and almond cookies, with a very subtle hint of smoke. A big whisky that really packs in the flavour.