Cotswolds Dry Gin started life as a possible 150 botanicals in a small lab above what is now the Cotswolds Distillery shop. Three distillers worked on individual distillates to work out how the botanicals might behave in the final recipe, and then put together in different recipes.
These were whittled down to 12 finalist recipes, then three. The final recipe was decided upon by a panel of Spirits experts and contains juniper, coriander, angelica root, lavender, bay leaf, grapefruit, lime, cardamom and black pepper.
The botanicals are macerated in a neutral grain Spirit before distillation takes place in the 500-liter copper pot still. The hearts of the cut is taken (at about 80% ABV) before being cut to bottling strength with water.