Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Cotswolds countryside, the Cotswolds Distillery was born from a dream to produce delicious spirits in one of the most beautiful regions in the world.
It all started back in 2014, when founder Dan, a native New Yorker and whisky connoisseur, had moved to the Cotswolds after working in finance in London for many years. Seeking to leave behind that world and spend more time in the picturesque countryside of the Cotswolds with his family, it eventually dawned on him that he could combine his love of whisky with his desire to start a new business. A dedicated whisky fan, Dan saw the fields of golden barley around his house in the Cotswolds and had a brainwave ‘I suddenly thought, there’s barley all over the Cotswolds and nobody’s distilling it, let’s be the first!’
Having found a derelict site near his house, he set about building a distillery and a team to run it, and the doors of the Cotswolds Distillery opened in July 2014.
Although Dan's dream was always to make whisky, he also wanted to create a full range of delicious spirits including gins and liqueurs. The first project was the gin, on which they spent two months researching botanical recipes. Cotswold distilled 150 individual botanical spirits in a whole range of different flavours and set about experimenting with different combinations. Their distillers created over 60 individual gin recipes which they whittled down to one finalist, and that became our Cotswolds Dry Gin. It may have started as something of a side-project, but it’s now at the heart of what we they do and they are very proud of what they have created.
Cotswold Distillery spirits are truly lovingly crafted - their team of distillers go above and beyond, from peeling hundreds of grapefruits by hand to carefully sampling each cask of whisky.
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