First launched in 1979, the Bunnahabhain 12 year old has endured almost 40 years, thanks to the passion and dedication of the distillery team.
The 12 Year Old has set the tone and the benchmark for the rest of the range – only the best will do. Double Matured in Ex Bourbon and Ex Sherry Casks, this whisky is beautifully rich and full-bodied, achieving the perfect balance of the characteristic nutty and sherry flavours of Bunnahabhain.
Appearance - Pale straw. Body - Smooth, pleasant mouth-feel: firm with a light to medium body. Nose - Subdued, citric fruitiness; a whiff of bath oil and dentist's mouthwash. A fresh and appetising nose, with little or no trace of smoke. A little water raises almond oil and old fashioned oilskins; still a fresh fruitiness, a trace of olive oil, and after a while potpourri or scented hand-soap. Palate - Drinks well at natural strength; sweet start; pleasant, light fragrant smokiness and a lengthy finish. Smooth, pleasant mouth-feel; with water light acidity, some salt and still the sweeter notes. A complex balance of primary tastes. Finish - Sweet smokiness in the lingering, slightly sour finish.
Colour. Sustained yellow with orange tints. Nose. Powerful and rather oaky, the fruit flavours (peach and cherry plum) blending perfectly with the elegantly spicy bouquet. Mouth. Warming and mild, with peppy notes of paprika.
First, the world's finest blackberries and raspberries are chosen. Then the juices are squeezed, soaked in French spirits and left to mingle for four weeks to surrender their flavour. More French spirits are added to wash the fruit for more flavour. After two weeks the infusion has infused.
The velvety fruity base is married to the fine French XO cognac, extracts of Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel and honey then left to mingle.
Capturing the rounded, floral flavour of the English elderflower, our liqueur is made with our own vodka – and without using heat or artificial ingredients. Perfect as an accompaniment to champagne, cocktails or dessert.
Who doesn't like a chocolate orange, but we all know the perils of ownership; you could leave it on the parcel shelf in the sun, then even refrigeration won't save it - all you will have is a congealed, hardened cricket ball of chocolate. But what if there was an answer? Well, the innovative folks at McQueen Gin have a novel alternative. Chocolate Orange Gin. Made using a mix of classic gin botanicals, orange peel, and cocoa nibs, this is even suitable for those who don’t like milk or milk chocolate.
Cotswolds Distillery's barrel-aged gin is made by re-distilling their malt whisky in a copper still and combining it with juniper, coriander, nutmeg, orange peel and other botanicals. The result is an extraordinarily delicious spirit with notes of freshly baked fruit loaf, dark chocolate chips and vanilla.
This sumptuous small batch gin is the latest addition to The Cotswold Distillery catalogue and will take your taste buds on a journey through the Middle East and Asian subcontinent.
The word Baharat means ""blend of spices"", with a foundation of juniper and coriander to which they’ve added an exotic blend of cardamom, cumin, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, chilli and a hint of Jaffa
Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky is the first whisky ever distilled in the Cotswolds. They use 100% locally grown, floor-malted barley and mature the whisky in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and reconditioned red wine casks. Rich, fruity and sippable with notes of honey, Seville orange marmalade and dark red fruits.
A classic well-balanced juniper-led gin with crisp citrus and spice. This gin is delicious on its own and over ice. It’s robust enough to stand up to tonic and smooth enough to craft the ultimate gin martini.
A classic well-balanced juniper-led gin with crisp citrus and spice. This gin is delicious on its own and over ice. It's robust enough to stand up to tonic and smooth enough to craft the ultimate gin martini.
A warming and spicy barrel-aged gin combining Cotswolds Dry Gin, American oak barrels, candied ginger and fresh orange peel. With notes of warm honey, spicy ginger and piney juniper, this spirited gin has an exceptional depth of flavour.
Cotswold Distillery's cask strength Peated Cask Single Malt Whisky is hand-crafted in small batches using 100% local barley which is traditionally floor-malted. Long fermentations and double pot distillation, followed by maturation in ex-peated quarter casks, create a wonderfully-balanced rich and fruity whisky with subtle notes of peat smoke.
The recipe consists of juniper berry and several different herbs. Fennel seeds and the rarely used veronica are handpicked from the Estonian countryside. The veronica gives a minty flush and freshness to gin while the fennel seeds give herbal taste to gin.
Its aroma is fresh, crisp, aromatic and complex. There are hints of juniper, lime, grapefruit zest, cumin, aniseed, fennel, yarrow, oregano and mint. In the mouth this is dry, elegant, slightly spicy, fresh. There is also the bitterness of pink grapefruit and the freshness of citrus and herbs.