Cotswolds Founder's Choice Single Malt Whisky
A deserved winner of the Best English Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2019.
The Cotswolds Distillery’s founder and CEO, Daniel Szor, chose his favourite barrels to create this cask strength limited edition. The ones he selected were shaved, toasted and recharred American oak red wine barriques made at a cooperage in Portugal. Those barrels were designed specifically for this distillery by the late Dr. Jim Swan – a celebrated whisky maker described as “the Einstein of whisky” and who was instrumental in setting up a raft of great distilleries, including Kavalan, Penderyn, Kilchoman, Victoria Caledonian and Milk & Honey. Founder’s Choice is an exuberant and juicy Single Malt and tastes like a coming together of breakfast on a tropical island (almond croissant, coffee, pineapple, flambéed banana, lime and Jamaican ginger cake) and afternoon tea in an English orchard (pear, apple, peach, apricot, damson, barley sugars, chocolate, fruitcake and scones with strawberry jam). It’s an intriguing brew, but with only 3,000 bottles made available worldwide, we don’t recommend dilly dallying over the decision to buy or not to buy.
The Cotswold Distillery may have been producing incredible gin over the last few years, but their much anticipated whisky is the talk of the town. The first casks were laid down in 2014 with help from the aforementioned legend Dr. Jim Swan and also Harry Cockburn – the former Distillery Manager at Bowmore. Their Odyssey Barley is grown on farms in the Cotswolds and it’s traditionally floor-malted at the Warminster Maltings. This is fermented with Anchor and Fermentis yeasts and local water before being distilled. So what you find in this bottle is a sensational snapshot of the rolling hills, clean air, honey-coloured stone, busy farms and bustling market towns of the Cotswolds.
£11.29 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2970139
Style No.: 728984
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