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Cotswolds Single Malt Release

A Taste Of The Cotswolds

English Single Malt Whisky from the Cotswolds Distillery is now available at Greene King pubs nationwide

We’ve all heard the hype about English gin and sparkling wine; however it’s time to raise a glass to the future of English whisky. While Scotch whisky has dominated the market for years, distilleries have been opening across Britain at a rapid pace, with the Cotswold Distillery leading the way.

Set in one of England’s most picturesque settings, the Cotswold Distillery has created a new wave of award-winning English whiskies, showcasing the finest ingredients the region has to offer.

As testament to the growing consumer interest in the category, Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky is now available at more than 700 Greene King pubs across the UK – the first major pub company to list an English whisky.

Calum Cameron, Senior Category Manager at Greene King, said: “We are really excited to be offering this English whisky in our pubs. English whisky is a new trend that companies are experimenting with and the Cotswolds Distillery has proven itself as a quality brand with excellent products – we’re sure guests who visit our pubs will love it.”

The Cotswolds Distillery Single Malt

The Cotswolds Distillery Single Malt is the first ever whisky to be created in the Cotswolds ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and is created using only Cotswolds-grown barley. The inaugural whisky is rich and fruity in style; it is matured in a combination of first-fill, ex-Bourbon barrels and specially shaved, toasted and re-charred red wine casks. The young expression bursts with notes of honey and butterscotch, layered with light fruits (peaches, apricots) and a hint of marzipan. To taste, the whisky is rich with malt, oils and dark sugar. Spice and caramelised bitter orange lead into a long, resinous finish with dark red fruits and a hint of treacle.

Perfect For: A whisky enthusiast looking for something different to enjoy with friends.


The new World Duty Free stores stocking Cotswold Single Malt Whisky are in addition to the existing Birmingham, Bristol and East Midlands Airports where the brand already has a presence.  The flagship Single Malt Whisky will now be available to buy at: Heathrow Terminals 2, 3, 4 & 5, London Gatwick South Terminal, Stansted and Edinburgh, whilst Cotswolds Dry Gin will also be available in: Stansted, Southampton, East Midlands, Exeter, Bristol, Doncaster, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. 

The Cotswolds Distillery 

Located in Stourton, Shipston-on-Stour, the distillery has become a premier local attraction, offering tours and tastings daily, and now receives 30,000 visitors a year.

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky was launched in October 2017. Each bottle lists the barley variety, harvest year and local Cotswolds farm it was grown on. It recently won Gold at the World Whiskies Awards 2019 and took 2 stars (one of only two whiskies to do so) in the 2018 Great Taste Awards. The distillery’s cask strength whisky release, Founder’s Choice Single Malt Whisky, was recently awarded the title of Best English Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2019.

In Jim Murray’s 2019 Whisky Bible, the Cotswolds Distillery received 5 ‘Liquid Gold’ awards. Three of their whiskies scored 95 points, with all of the distillery’s samples scoring over 88 out of 100.

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky is available nationally and in 31 countries across the world. Key UK retailers include Waitrose & Partners, Majestic Wine, The Whisky Exchange, Harrods and Laithwaites.

The distillery also produces Cotswolds Dry Gin, which was named Best London Dry at the 2016 World Gin Awards and received the top Gold Outstanding award in the 2017 International Wine and Spirits Competition. Difford’s Guide recently ranked the Gin as one of the top 20 Gins available in a survey of 450 brands.

Cotswolds Dry Gin is on sale nationally and in over 30 countries.  Key national accounts include Waitrose & Partners, Majestic, Oddbins, Laithwaites, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, and Fortnum & Mason.

For more information, please visit www.cotswoldsdistillery.com.

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