The Cotswolds Distillery Single Malt Spirit has been awarded the prestigious accolade of ‘Liquid Gold’ from Jim Murray in his forthcoming Whisky Bible 2017.

Cotswolds Distillery - Test Batch Vol 2For the second year running it’s achieved a score of 94 out of 100 for the young spirit in their Test Batch Series Volume 2. Jim Murray tasted three different samples from the batch and commented on each:

20-month-old Ex-red wine cask, 94/100: “This is so, so lovely. Salivating malt from the very first second… the varying intensity of the sugars in mesmerising… At this moment, simply stunning!”

20-month-old Ex-Bourbon cask, 91/100: “Coming along rather beautifully.”

New Make Spirit, 89/100: “Massive personality on delivery… loads of malt and chocolate notes later on, and astonishing sugars in between. Yummy doesn’t quite cover it.”

Based in the Cotswolds, and the first single malt whisky distillery in the area, the Cotswolds Distillery will be releasing their Single Malt Whisky in October 2017. This first release will be based on the award-winning ex-red wine (shaved, toasted and re-charred) cask and blended with ex-Bourbon casks.

Daniel Szor, Founder and CEO of the Cotswolds Distillery, said “We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this industry accolade for the second year in a row. Given that our Cotswolds Single Malt launches in less than a year, this is a testament to all the hard work and research that has gone into producing our first batch of Whisky. For whisky lovers out there they too can taste the samples that Jim has reviewed with our Test Batch Series Volume 2.”

The Cotswolds Distillery already has an award-winning product – Cotswolds Dry Gin – now on sale nationally and in over 15 countries.

The Test Batch Series Volume 2 that was reviewed by Jim Murray is now on sale from the Cotswolds Distillery and can be bought online from their website www.cotswoldsdistillery.com/shop and from specialist retailers.