Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky

(0.75l, 46%)


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$44.99
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Situated in the Cotswolds of England, famous for its horticulture heritage and set in five acres of beautiful Cotswolds Countryside, this state-of-the-art distillery with a personal touch is perfectly poised for the creation of fine spirits.

One of the only fully operational Gin/Whisky Distilleries in the United Kingdom, and the first whisky made entirely in the Cotswolds, the distillery ethos embraces the Grain to Glass movement by hand-crafting in small batches using the finest local barley.

The grain-to-glass production emphasizes quality over cost at every step of the process, from floor malting to long fermentations to slow distillation in traditional Forsyth copper pot stills.

Aged in a blend of first fill ex-bourbon casks and repurposed wine barrels the whisky is blended and bottled on-site. Whilst the quantity may be limited, the quality is certain to impress over the years to come. It has already received high acclaim, putting the Cotswolds on the map of outstanding World Whiskies, including from our Members. Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky was one of the Top 5 Spirits in 2019 and one of the winners of 2020 Flaviar Awards.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Cotswolds
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    First fill ex-bourbon casks and wine barrels

Flavor Spiral™

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spicy
honey
marzipan
butterscotch
peach
apricot
sugar
orange
marmelade
What does Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Honey gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Honey and butterscotch layered with light fruits (peaches & apricots), a hint of marzipan.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Strong notes of tannin-rich malt, oils and dark sugar with lots of spice, caramelized Seville orange marmalade.

Finish
Long and resinous, with dark red fruits and a hint of molasses.

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Ratings & Reviews
Jim
Jim,
Got this in flavor sample and liked it better than the scotch that came in sample.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Cask strength, with a smooth caramel finish
 
Alex
Alex,
The spice and sweetness comes together in a rather wonderful whisky. Would recommend to anyone!
 
Tom
Tom,
Not personal. Not a fan of scotch
 
William
William,
Not disappointed, would buy it on sale. Very muted flavors though.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Not my favorite whisky, but great overall. Didn't really detect the marzipan and honey as much as the marmalade, but it had a great nose and smooth finish.
 
Michael
Michael,
interesting
 
Cory
Cory,
Definitely good. I love the Cotswolds Cask Strength - but this is still great for the price. Haven’t experimented with it quite yet but I’m sure it’ll make a nice highball. Perfectly enjoyable neat.
 
Kurt
Kurt,
Great flavor without the sting
 
Kurt
Kurt,
Excellent and bold flavor without the sting
 
Alicia
Alicia,
Taste was excellent Very smooth
 
Will
Will,
Tried this as part of a tasting box and was very pleasantly surprised. Bought a full bottle and really enjoying it.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Was thinking of walker’s shortbread biscuits as I sipped this neat. Adding a small cube of fresh ice opened it up a bit, but adding a half ounce of filtered water did the trick with this one. I could easily put this into my rotation, unless I win the lottery, in which case I’ll move to the cotswolds, eat cheese, sip this and live my best life.
 
Jonah
Jonah,
Smooth and delicious
 
Paul
Paul,
Smooth but not a memorable flavor
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Sips a bit like a mediocre Irish whiskey with some extra floral and grassy components.
 
Cameron
Cameron,
A delightfully delicious blend of spice and sweet.
 
Calvin
Calvin,
Meh...not bad, but not great
 
Susanna
Susanna,
This was a really good whisky and also easy to drink. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
 
Derek
Derek,
Surprisingly rich for a 4 year old. I found it to be a combination of what I like in a single malt mixed with the buttery shortbread of an Irish. I am impressed.
 
Stuart
Stuart,
Very good considering how junior it is.
 
Sašo
Sašo,
I love how fruity it is. An absolute a-bomb (apricot)!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
A very good complex dinner drink that is easy to drink.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
I usually give the whole nose taste and finish routine but I was busy sooooo it’s like this; I am a bourbon guy and this scotch is legit good. I do enjoy Speyside and Highland single malt guy when the occasion hits and this English malt is good. I would own this, might actually buy it.
 
Rene
Rene,
Decent, spicy at first, has some sweetness to finish with a taste of oak. Nothing too special
 
Alex
Alex,
Got a strong smell of tart apple on the nose at first, then some caramel and fruity sweetness. The taste was quite sweet with a lingering light fruit/citrus bit. Thought it was pretty damn good, nothing really jumped out as super special, but a great single malt imo.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Sweet with a bit of fruitiness (pineapple?) on the nose. Palate is honey, grass and orange peel. Finishes with a flash of tar and minty smoke. Light but complex.
 
vince
vince,
Better on the rocks then neat. You can taste the honey and fairly smooth but not happy with the finish or aftertaste.
 
Niklas
Niklas,
Like it very much. Super nice for at this price
 
Florentino
Florentino,
Not bad, but I would not call this a sipping whiskey.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
Damn fine whisky. Just opened the bottle and immediately decided it is something I’ll be sharing with friends. The flavor has a fruit forward flavor. Very smooth taste. The nose has a nice sweet Carmel or butterscotch fruity odor. It just invites you to want to taste it. The finish is light with a bit of tannins and fruity finish. I’ll be buying another bottle.
 
Audrey
Audrey,
The business model of this little distillery is impressive, so I was excited to taste their craft made whisky. The initial nose is light with not too many layers. Bit fruit and caramel and little alcohol. Initial straight taste was a bit underwhelming but still good - easy drinking and not too complex. Adding ice/water elevated it exceptionally bringing out the fruit and caramel, and leaving flavors longer. Best part is there's no significant burn. Great regular drinker at this price point. Can't wait to try other products from Cotswolds!
 
Marcel
Marcel,
Excellent marriage of sweet and spice! Hints of banana and toffee.
 
Kent
Kent,
one of my NEW faves!!
 
David
David,
A bit spicy but once that passes the fruit and nutty flavors shine
 
Doug
Doug,
Sweet, smooth, long nutty finish on the back of my tongue. Quite delicious. My wife actually visited the distillery last May and brought me a 50ml bottle, which I enjoyed and which motivated me to buy a bottle from Flaviar.
 
Peter
Peter,
Wheat
 
arne
arne,
Very fruity
 
Laura
Laura,
Spicy and sweet
 
Mark
Mark,
Nice flavors and the glass gets better with every sip
 
Sam
Sam,
Solid. Very strong. Not the easiest sipper.
 
James
James,
I can taste the spiciness in this, and the sweetness, definitely honey. There is a bite, a bit less smooth but nice if you like that edge...
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Great flavor!
 
Deanna
Deanna,
Nice and smooth with the right flavor profile. To my palate it’s right on the mark
 
Angela
Angela,
I wanted to give this a 10 but I am sure there is something better. Sweet, Smokey then smooth. The butterscotch finishes.
 
Rocco
Rocco,
Not bad. Good smooth finish.
 
Ron
Ron,
Good, very mellow
 
Chris
Chris,
A little bit of spice, a little bit of bite, but overall quite smooth. I'd put it in my top 10, easily.
 
John
John,
I liked this. The bite is a bit much, initially. The taste is peppery, smoothing out to a unique after taste. Perhaps a bit of lemony, sugar fading to a nice semi-smooth wood! All in all a good mid level whiskey!
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Amazingly smooth. What a spicy delight!
 
Mojca
Mojca,
A spicy delight, simply yummy!
 
Timotej
Timotej,
First tasted the Cotswold in the advent box. And oh boy, it felt like a christmas morning all over again. Really good and delicious, with notes of brown, dark sugar with spices, and a loong finish, but still smooth
 
Aljaz
Aljaz,
I like this one... Never tasted a Single Malt that smooth and with such a flavor profile. Defo one of my favorites.
 
David
David,
What a great single malt!
 
Sébastien
Sébastien,
Pretty damn good!
 
Jan
Jan,
Smooth as silk!
 
Christian
Christian,
Smooth sweet taste with a slight after bite.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
strong spice + sweet
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, complex, 'Single Malt Whisky that has an aromatic birth; while a rich & bold life lead to a long & tropical death with notes of orange zest, dark red fruits & a hint of molasses.
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Orange. Orange nose. Orange taste. There is really no other way to describe this whisky other than orange. Want to call it orange zest? Fine. Orange marmalade? Sure. Want to make it more exotic and use other languages? You got it! Naranja! Arancia! Aurantiaco! But in the end, while this has all the staples of whisky, someone clearly tried to set this one apart and thought to themselves, "What's something you don't get a lot in whiskies? ORANGE WHISKY! Brilliant!" (English whisky. See what I did there?)
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Nice sipping whiskey with a long finish
 
Marguerite
Marguerite,
Nice whisky, very spicy with butterscotch notes.
 
ANNE
ANNE,
Smells and taste good. Vanilla smell with some caramel. Tasty. Do not add water.
 
John
John,
Fruity sweet with spice to start. The spice never actually hits hard though. Pretty smooth overall
 
Stefanie
Stefanie,
Spicy but not overpowering...fruit smell is stronger than the taste for me..very smooth.
 
Michael
Michael,
Definitely enjoyed this one...nice spice and fruit
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Spicier than you expect after the light and sweet nose.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Subtle notes of peach immediately followed by a mildly spicy finish. Easy to drink and mild.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Nicely balanced flavor profile. Gentle smoke with some fruity and sweet notes. Reminds me a bit of a highland whisky like Dalwhinnie. Pleasant surprise
 
Michael
Michael,
Spice up front, but finishes smooth. One ice cube really mellowed it out and made it quite enjoyable.
 
Cynthia
Cynthia,
Really nice whisky to kick off the Advent calendar! Right up my ally with notes of honey, butterscotch, and spice! Love this whiskey service so much!
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Delightful! With its subtle peach flavor and smooth finish, I can't wait to get a bottle of this.
 
Matt
Matt,
Spicy and citrusy but goes down smooth.
 
Victor
Victor,
Light golden colored. Aroma of fruit (pear, apple, peach). Some burn and spice up front but quickly dissipates. Very fruity with hints of orange, pear, peach, honey, and sugar. Nice mouthfeel, a bit oily but still light. Finish had some spice along with lingering fruit and sugar.
 
Todd
Todd,
Surprised at how well I liked it. Spicy at first, but still getting the fruit and and slightly sweet flavors. Added a few drops of water and spicy was gone - fruit and sweet now predominant. My wife really liked it and she likes smoky scotch too.
 
Liz
Liz,
I agree that the sweet notes came out with a drop of water or on the rock. It had a hint of smoke, but was mostly sweet. Thanks for making this advent calendar!!
 
Angela
Angela,
Fruity, especially the peach. Comes out more with ice
 
Paul
Paul,
Day 1 of the 2019 Flaviar advent calendar - nice one to start it with. Very smooth and sweet single malt, easy to drink. I’m a bourbon guy first and a rum guy second so I favor whiskeys that aren’t real dank/Smokey and more dessert-like, like this one
 
Burton
Burton,
Spice at first, and it gives way to lite essence of fruit. Nice mouth feel and good long finish.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Color is amber. Nose starts with a little ethanol, but quickly passes to honey and fruits, both citrus and sweeter ripe stonefruit. Beneath that is mild butterscotch. First sip is spicey, with fairly intense baking spices and black pepper followed by a a malty mid-palate and a deliciously sweet citrus and peach late palate. Additional sips show notes of caramel and more fruit. Mouthfeel is creamy.
 
Catherine
Catherine,
Smooth, no bitter aftertaste. Refreshing and full bodied.
 
guest
guest,
Lovely heavy oily mouth feel thanks to leaving out the chill filtration. Complex fruit without smoke or peat. Soft but complex. Easy to enjoy. The fruit marries beautifully with the ex-bourbon wood notes. Long aftertastes. Beautiful in a gentle package.
 
ROBERT
ROBERT,
One word “EXCLENT”
 
guest
guest,
Smooth and complex. Lovely fruit integrated with the barrel notes. No smoke or peat. A favorite.
 
Gerard
Gerard,
Different on the nose, unique is a good word. Very smooth on the palate. Different
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Terrific whisky with a unique flavor I was not expecting!
 
John
John,
A really fine whisky. I wasn't sure what to expect from an English single malt, but it really stands out. Not as smokey as Scotch (at least those I prefer), but with the sweetness and burn of a really good American whiskey. I will definitely enjoy again.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Wonderful taste great on ice or with water.
 
Mike
Mike,
Very smooth with a distinctive finish.
 
Brett
Brett,
Who needs Scotland anymore?
 
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