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Our Cotswolds Bourbon Cask Single Malt Whisky is created from select first-fill ex-Bourbon casks in which our rich and fruity single malt spirit has been patiently matured. These premium American oak barrels are ideal for ageing whisky and impart delicious notes of vanilla and honey. This sweet and malty cask strength expression is a whisky for purists and a wonderful expression of our distillery character.
Non-chill filtered. Natural colouring.
This sweet and malty expression has been a while in the making, but is definitely worth the wait.
Carefully sourced ingredients
Malt: 100% locally grown, traditionally floor malted barley from the Cotswolds.
Yeast: Two complementary varieties - Anchor and Fermentis - to ensure good yields and excellent fruity flavours.
Water: Village water supply - filtered, softened and demineralised before use.
Wood: Premium first-fill ex-Bourbon casks from Kentucky, made from American white oak (Quercus alba).
Nose: Decadent vanilla custard with a hint of malt.
Palate: Raisins and caramelised figs, delicate vanilla.
Finish: Subtly earthy with a hint of honey.
Our Bourbon Cask expression begins with our new make spirit which is already incredibly smooth, rich and fruity thanks to the pair of yeasts we use, the long 90-hour fermentation and the tight heart cut on the spirit still. We dilute it to 63.5% ABV before filling premium American oak ex-Bourbon casks from Kentucky for full term maturation, allowing the key maturation processes of flavour extraction, oxidation and evaporation to work their magic on our already smooth spirit. These barrels haven't been steamed, so they come to us still moist, their staves soaked with wonderful Bourbon whisky.
Over the years, we've been combining these barrels with STR ex-red wine casks to produce our Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky; yet this is our first whisky bottling to be exclusively Bourbon-matured. This whisky expression is truly a whisky lover's malt and delivers the typical sweet flavours you would expect from Bourbon casks, most notably vanilla, honey, malt sugars, caramel and even the occasional hint of coconut.
Bottled non-chill filtered with only minimal proofing down for maximum flavour, without added colouring.
Best enjoyed on its own, but we don’t believe in rules when it comes to drinking whisky – sip this neat, over ice, in a cocktail – however you like!