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  • COTSWOLDS 'THE FRANCHINO' SINGLE (BOURBON) MALT WHISKY
  • COTSWOLDS 'THE FRANCHINO' SINGLE (BOURBON) MALT WHISKY

COTSWOLDS 'THE FRANCHINO' SINGLE (BOURBON) MALT WHISKY

Regular price £125.00
51% 700ml

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Matured in a first-fill Bourbon cask, this whisky has notes of apple, cereal and vanilla, just like an Apple Cruffin (which is a cross between a croissant and a muffin). 

Made with 100% locally grown barley from the Cotswolds, this limited-edition single malt whisky was matured full-term in a single (first-fill ex-Bourbon) cask. 

Name after out Production Director, Nick Franchino, who had this to say about this limited edition bottle 

"Still waters run deep. They say that Bourbon casks, with their lighter impact on the whisky, help show the essence of the distillery character the most as there is less to hide behind. This should be not be taken to mean they are simple whiskies. I chose this cask because it allows one to really appreciate the underlying whisky in its most naked expression. Our whisky is light, bright and fruity at heart, and while this might give the impression of simplicity there has been a lot of learning wisdom, and a courage to challenge traditional production techniques and thinking on the part of our mentor Dr Jim Swan to help create it."

Filled on the 14th November 2015 and bottled on-site at 51% ABV on the 12th June 2024. 

Each of the 265 bottles are beautifully presented in a luxury display carton.

Tasting Notes: 

Nose: Apple and green banana on the nose. Followed by marzipan, toffee and butterscotch notes with light cereal

Palate: Light apple and banana are joined by coconut, cereal and a hint of vanilla. 

Finish: Fruity and rich with a hint of sweetness.

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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: First-fill ex-Bourbon barrels.

Serving SUGGESTIONS

Best enjoyed on it’s 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!

Made In the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is hugely important to us; in fact, it defines every aspect of our being. We feel extremely lucky to live in one of England's most charming and beloved regions, full of character, romance and history. We try, where possible, to emphasise the rich agricultural bounty of the Cotswolds. The principle things that grow in the Cotswolds are fruits and grains, and these are the building blocks of our flavour profiles.

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