Cotswolds

Distillery Bottlings

Posted 18 February 2019

In musical parlance, a second album can often be a difficult proposition for a band – particularly if that band found immediate success and acclaim with their first release. There’s pressure to follow-up the feat with a further triumph….indeed, there’s invariable expectations to surpass that debut with a remarkable encore. Difficult second album syndrome is well documented, but also to my mind has application for the growing category of young distilleries – some have had remarkable introductions, others have raised heckles with their initial pricing – but, regardless, there are still hopes and preconceptions for what comes after.


Posted 19 November 2018

Not that long ago in a distillery not that far away....New spirit first ran from Cotswolds’ two pot stills (Mary and Janis) on 5th September 2014. Seventeen days later the very first casks of Cotswolds single malt were laid down to slumber. Fast-forward to the end of 2017 and the minimum 3 year maturation period had passed. Already over 25,000 visitors had been attracted each year and the distillery was (and still is) Tripadvisor’s #1 thing to do in the Cotswolds. At this stage, other new distilleries have (at least in recent history) bolted out the gates with fanciful stories of luxury and premium alongside even more fanciful inaugural edition bottle prices. But, not Cotswolds.


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