We’re offering the chance of a lifetime – to own your very own cask of Cotswolds single malt, complete with 10 years' storage. You choose the size of cask and you can even fill your cask and sign it yourself...
The Cotswolds Distillery is soon to release the first Single Malt Whisky distilled in the Cotswolds AONB and is now offering a limited number of casks for sale to the public this year.
Whether you are a devoted whisky connoisseur, a club or just a circle of friends, our Cotswolds Cask offer will involve you with your whisky every step of the way; from choosing the cask to filling it yourself, then keeping a watchful eye on the maturation process.
It’s a unique opportunity to be part of something special and one not to be missed.
The price includes up to ten years’ ageing in our bonded warehouse, insurance and the spirit itself.
You may choose the time at which to bottle your whisky, at which stage you will be responsible for bottling and labelling costs, excise duty and VAT,
or you may choose to bottle 1/3 of the cask with no additional costs, in exchange for which we keep the remaining 2/3.
Or if you change your mind further down the line you can always sell your cask back to the distillery.
Additional years of storage are available at £25 per year.
For the Cotswold Cask offer we are offering 200-litre first fill ex-Bourbon casks from the USA.
These are the classic casks used to mature Single Malt whisky. The Bourbon casks are made of American oak and will impart a traditional finish with characteristic vanilla, honey and tropical fruit notes.
The amount of time you age your Cotswolds Single Malt beyond the mandatory three years is up to you, putting you in charge of the final flavour.
Our team of distillers will be on hand to offer any advice you require on the process.
We will contact you directly to arrange your filling date, or if you cannot attend yourself we will fill the cask on your behalf.
We will also provide you with a commemorative certificate with the number of your cask. The cask will be stored here in the Cotswolds, in our bonded warehouse next to the distillery.
Don’t be a stranger
Cask owners are invited on an annual pilgrimage to our distillery, where you will be treated to a tour and where we will arrange for a sample from your cask to be delivered so that you can see how it’s maturing.
Casks will be in storage in our own bonded warehouse on site and can be viewed during your visit, provided we’re given ample notice.
Similarly to your personalised filling date, if you are unable to visit us for sampling we will happily draw annual samples on request and hold them here until such a time as you can make the trip to the Cotswolds to appraise your cask’s progress.
Options and flexibility
Thinking a barrel is too much whisky for you? No worries, as we provide three different options to suit your needs:
- Full bottling of your cask for you, where you pay the Duty, VAT and bottling charges;
- Bottling of 1/3 of your cask at no additional charge to you, in which case we retain 2/3 of the barrel;
- Or if you change your mind, you have the option of selling the cask back to the Distillery under bond.
Please confirm that you are legally entitled to enjoy our fine spirits.
Are you of legal drinking age in your country of residence?