A state of the art visitors centre, tasting and blending rooms open to visitors for tours and tastings. The tours encompass the distillery, where there is a 500ltr Holstein still, plus mash tun, mill and stills for whisky production.
Visitors can contact the company via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or telephone (01608 238533). There will be a range of options from a simple tour (around £10-15 per person), to an extended tour and tasting, including the use of the companies single-botanical distillate library as a tasting tool (around £50)
The company has a resident botanist, Benedict Pollard, on their team. He has helped the company to identify typical local botanicals for use within their gin. Cotswolds Lavender, red hemp nettle (part of the mint family) and pennycress are all being considered for the final recipe.
The Cotswold gin is a ‘typical London dry style, with a Cotswolds twist’. They are also creating and using a single-botanical distillate library within their new recipe development so that they can see how botanicals behave under distillation, helping the distillation team to see what effects/characteristics they will bring to the final recipes
The Cotswolds Distillery is set in 5 acres of beautiful Cotswolds countryside and housed in a stunning Cotswolds stone building.
Using a state-of-the-art 500ltr Holstein still for its gin production, the team aim to create gins with purpose; gins that represent the Cotswolds, a place of true beauty and food heritage as a sensory evaluation and tasting tool, the first of its kind on this scale.