Cotswolds Distillery launches new single malt whisky

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The Cotswolds Distillery has expanded its range of English single malt whiskies with the launch of new Cotswolds Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky.

The drink is a marriage of Cotswolds Single Malt whiskies fully matured in American and Spanish oak hogsheads and butts, seasoned with Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherries. To taste, Cotswolds Sherry Cask is full of dark stone fruits with a hint of roasted almonds, followed by peppery oak spice.

The distiller said each yearly batch of the whisky will be unique, some seasoned with dry Oloroso sherry and others seasoned with Pedro Ximenez. Every batch has been sherry-aged throughout their full maturation which allows the whisky to develop a full and deeper flavour.

Nickolas Franchino, head of production at Cotswolds Distillery, said: “I love a sherry cask whisky as it is one of the truly iconic single malt whisky styles. Good sherry casks give rich, fruity, spicy and nutty flavours that marry perfectly with the underlying malt character and are a joy to savour.”

Made using 100% locally grown barley from the Cotswolds, the new whisky is non-chill filtered, with natural colouring and has an ABV of 57.4%. RRP: £64.95 for 700ml bottle.