Cotswolds Reserve Single Malt whisky 50% ABV

cotswolds reserve single malt
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Appearance

Heading towards mid gold in colour here, good thickness swirl line with slow medium thick legs and teardrops #TheWhiskeyChaps

Nose

Evergreen boughs, woody menthol, cereals and grains, and red berries trying to come through. A touch of bitter lemon, dried apricots, and a little of that hot mashed potato thing. #TheWhiskeyChaps

Palate

Decent mouthfeel, a little oily, and the spices are straight at you. Cinammon, ginger, cumin, grapefruit, lime starburst sweets, mocha, blackcurrants, red berries and red apple skin, a little drying. #TheWhiskeyChaps

Finish

Long side of medium in length, and at this point there is more of a sweet/ bitter balance going on, that NMS feel really has fought it’s way forward, very nice indeed. #TheWhiskeyChaps

My thoughts

This was our first dram during our Cotswolds distillery tasting, and i was a great start. The combination of 1st fill Ex – Bourbon casks and STR Red wine casks works very well for me, the STR portion does enhance the fruitiness overall. I certainly wouldn’t turn my nose up at a bottle, i really enjoyed it.


Thanks to Toby – @WhiskyShared for joining us on this tasting. Toby’s Youtube channel can be found here, if you don’t currently follow him there please do, he does great reviews, and he can be followed on Twitter using the button below, as can the Cotswolds distillery and indeed us too.

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