About this gin
The process starts with the Cotswolds Dry Gin. Distilled to 83% ABV and diluted to 65% ABV for casking – just the right strength to extract fantastic flavour and colour from the wood without drawing out the harsher notes.
It goes into the same casks as the flagship Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky – first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and shaved, toasted and recharred red wine casks, where it matures for three months.They then add fresh sweet Valencian orange peel to the matured gin, and candied root ginger. These soak in the gin for several weeks, getting a good stir every few days.
Finally, we add a touch of honey to sweeten and dilute to 46% ABV before bottling at the distillery.
Nose: Warm honey and sweet orange notes balance the fresh spicy ginger and piney juniper.
Palate: Incredibly rich and luxurious, the ginger warms everything through, with vanilla and red fruit notes from the casks.
Finish: A lovely long finish full of dry oak spice and ginger, with lots more honey.