The Cotswolds Distillery readies dry gin launch

5th September, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

The Cotswolds Distillery is preparing to release a London dry gin later this month – the distillery’s first product to be launched.

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The Cotswolds Distillery has confirmed that its inaugural product, a London dry gin, will launch later this month

The new distillery, which will release a single malt English whisky and rye at the end of 2017, began production just this summer.

Ingredients for its flagship London dry gin have now been finalised and will include tradition base botanicals of juniper, angelica root and coriander along with Cotswolds lavender and bay leaf.

Having developed 50 original gin recipes, the distillery selected 12 to take to UK spirits lab Campden BRI to take part in a blind tasting test.

The winning gin is created by infusing pure wheat spirit with juniper, coriander and angelica root for 24 hours after which time a mix of the other botanical, including grapefruit and black pepper, is added and distilled with Cotswolds water.

“We’ve created something very special here; a classic well-balanced juniper-led gin with crisp citrus and spice,” said Dan Szor, owner of The Cotswolds Distillery. “It’s delicious on its own, over ice. It’s robust enough to stand up to tonic and smooth enough to craft the ultimate gin Martini.”

Cotswolds Dry Gin will be available from the end of this month from select wine and spirits retailers at an RRP of £34.99.

As well as an English whisky and rye, The Cotswolds Distillery, which is run by head distiller Alex Davis, formerly of Chase Distillery, will produce a range of brandies and liqueurs.

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