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Cotswolds Whisky Now Available At 700 Greene King Pubs


16th May 2019
Cotswolds single malt whisky now available at more than 700 Greene King pubs in the UK.

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky Inaugural ReleaseIf you haven't yet tried Cotswolds single malt whisky then I suggest you pay a visit to a Greene King pub as The Cotswolds Distillery has announced that it has secured its first major pub distribution for its Single Malt Whisky through Greene King in more than 700 of their UK pubs.

The move is certainly testament to the growing consumer interest in the growing English single malt whisky category and is also an indication of the quality of spirit they are producing at the Cotswolds distillery.

Calum Cameron, Senior Category Manager at Greene King, said: "We are really excited to be offering this English whisky in our pubs. English whisky is a new trend that companies are experimenting with and the Cotswolds Distillery has proven itself as a quality brand with excellent products - we’re sure guests who visit our pubs will love it."

The Cotswolds Distillery Single Malt is the first ever whisky to be created in the Cotswolds ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and is created using only Cotswolds-grown barley. The inaugural whisky is rich and fruity in style; it is matured in a combination of first-fill, ex-Bourbon barrels and specially shaved, toasted and re-charred red wine casks.

If you don't have a Greene King pub near you and you fancy trying Cotswolds single mat whisky you will find it available from specialist whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt
 

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky Batch 3 Review


William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Some toasty oak, creamy sweet vanilla toffee and a lovely touch of rich fruit, peaches and cooked apples. A slight feintiness.

Taste: Deliciously malty, a barley sugar sweetness, some dark treacle toffee with a gentle rich orange citrusy edge, a lovely light touch of oak spice hanging around the background.

Finish: Medium to long, vanilla with a citrusy edge, becomes spicier, a little drying as it fades.

Comment: It is hard to believe that this is only 3 years old, if tasted blind I would doubt anyone would guess its correct age. An outstanding young whisky with a lovely first fill bourbon influence combining well with some delicious fruit from the ex-red wine cask. Of course there is still a sign of youth, just the slightest feintiness with the first couple of mouthfuls which quickly fades and lets the quality and character of the young whisky and the casks it matured in shine.

Time will tell just how good the Cotswolds whisky will get but at 3 years old things are looking very promising for this new English single malt whisky. Meanwhile grab yourself a bottle of this new and most importantly enjoyable English whisky.

SMW Score 83/100
 

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