An excellent release from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, showcasing the excellence of the Cotswolds Distillery.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company is an independent bottler that bottles single cask malts, grains and Bourbons. They have a modern edge and a more humourous take on bottling. Each bottle is given a unique comic book style label that captures the spirit of both the dram and That Boutique-y Whisky Company.
They have brought some really great whiskies to the market and this expression, from the Cotswolds Distillery is no exception. The Cotswolds Distillery has been in operation since 2014, when they first opened in Sourton. They are one of a new batch of English distilleries that have cropped up in recent years and includes the Lakes Distillery in the Lake District.
Whisky making used to be a big part of the spirits market in England, but the died away and gin distilling and brewing really took over. But whisky is all the rage now, and as such, many English distilleries have popped up to fill the hole in the market. Cotswolds are one of those, and are doing a great job at bringing the craft back to England.
Tasting notes for Cotswolds 3 Year Old Single Malt English Whisky bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Bottle cost: £49.13
This is the fist batch in what will probably become a series from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. It has been matured for 3 years in oak casks and made from locally grown, hand turned barley.
The nose opens with aromas of almonds, hazelnuts, caramel and vanilla. It is very sweet but not overpowering. The nutty flavours add a bit of depth and offset it from being too sweet. Pineapple and grapefruit also come in and add some lovely zest.
The palate is full of life, with lots of citrus notes perking it up. Lemon, lime and oranges are joined by malted grains, oak wood and caramel. It is complex and smooth. Cinnamon and nutmeg add some warmth and spice. The oak wood notes are sweet and full of vanilla and caramel. there is an underlying note of cherry that mixes well with the fruits.
The finish lingers of oak and caramel, with a hint of grapefruit.
Another excellent bottling from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, we can’t wait to see what else comes from their Cotswolds Distillery batches.