Cotswolds Harvest Series No. 1 Single Malt Whisky 70cl
Part of the Cask Expressions Collection, this cask strength Founder’s Choice Single Malt Whisky is aged exclusively in founder Dan’s favourite casks: STR (Shaved, Toasted and Re-charred) ex-red wine barriques. These highly active casks were created by Cotswolds’ mentor and renowned whisky consultant, the late Dr. Jim Swan, and give a rich and intense maturation to this fruity new make spirit, offering strong notes of toffee, chocolate and red fruits, as well as a beautiful, deep colour.
Introducing Cotswold’s Founders Choice Single Malt Whisky, a true masterpiece of craftsmanship and a celebration of the English whisky renaissance. Created with passion, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to quality, this exceptional expression is a testament to the Cotswold Distillery’s unwavering pursuit of perfection.
Nestled in the picturesque Cotswolds region of England, the distillery draws inspiration from its idyllic surroundings, crafting whiskies that reflect the natural beauty and rich heritage of the area. Every step of the production process is meticulously carried out, ensuring that only the finest ingredients and traditional techniques are employed to create this remarkable single malt whisky.
The journey of Cotswold’s Founders Choice begins with the careful selection of locally sourced, floor-malted barley. This premium barley, imbued with the essence of the Cotswolds’ fertile soil, is then milled and mashed in small batches, allowing the natural sugars to be released. The resulting liquid, known as the “wort,” is then fermented for an extended period, harnessing the unique flavors and aromas that define the Cotswold character.
Distillation is an art form at the Cotswold Distillery, where traditional pot stills, designed to exacting specifications, are used to transform the wort into spirit. The Founders Choice undergoes a double distillation process, carefully capturing and refining the distinctive flavors that will define the whisky’s character. The spirit is then aged in a curated selection of ex-bourbon and red wine casks, handpicked for their unique influence on the maturation process.
Time is an essential ingredient in the creation of Cotswold’s Founders Choice. The whisky is patiently matured for a minimum of five years in the distillery’s temperature-controlled warehouses, allowing the oak casks to impart their flavors and complexities to the spirit. Throughout this maturation process, the whisky breathes in the clean, crisp Cotswold air, enhancing its character and creating a truly unique expression.
The result is a whisky of extraordinary depth and character. On the nose, Cotswold’s Founders Choice exudes rich aromas of caramel and toffee, intermingled with notes of vanilla and toasted oak. The palate is a revelation of flavors, with layers of dark chocolate, dried fruits, and warm spices dancing harmoniously on the tongue. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lingering sweetness that invites you to savor each sip.
The bottle itself is a work of art, elegantly showcasing the whisky’s golden amber hue. The label, adorned with the Cotswold Distillery crest, reflects the brand’s heritage and commitment to quality. Each bottle is individually numbered and presented in a luxurious gift box, further emphasizing the exclusivity and craftsmanship that went into its creation.
Cotswold’s Founders Choice Single Malt Whisky is a testament to the passion and vision of its creators. It represents the culmination of years of dedication, a harmonious marriage of tradition and innovation. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as the foundation of an exquisite cocktail, every sip of this exceptional whisky takes you on a sensory journey through the heart of the Cotswolds.
Experience the artistry and excellence of Cotswold’s Founders Choice Single Malt Whisky and discover the soul of English whisky. Indulge in a moment of pure pleasure, celebrate the heritage of a remarkable distillery, and savor the flavors that have made this expression a true icon in the world of whisky.
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