Cotswold Distillery wins Waitrose listing for English whisky

English spirits producer The Cotswolds Distillery has secured a nation-wide listing in Waitrose for its first whisky, which was released in October 2017, joining its Cotswold Dry Gin at stores across the UK.

Described as a rich and fruity single malt, it has been aged in a combination of first-fill ex-Bourbon casks and specially shaved, toasted and re-charred red wine barriques.

Dan Szor, founder and CEO of Cotswolds Distillery, said: “We are passionate about showing consumers that small distilleries like ours, outside the traditional whisky heartlands, are committed to a production ethos that champions the highest quality local ingredients and distilling methods that are driven by quality over cost. It’s painstaking work but we feel we’re really raising the bar, so we’re very proud to show off the incredible results you can achieve, even as a brand-new distillery.”

The listing of the Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky coincides with an expansion of Waitrose & Partners’ listing of the distillery’s Cotswolds Dry Gin. The gin was first listed as part of the retailer’s regional producers scheme, and has been available at 10 stores in and around the Cotswolds area since July 2017. The gin will now be rolled out to stores across the country and online.

The whisky, which is bottled non-chill filtered and at 46% ABV, will be available in the majority of Waitrose & Partners stores across the UK and at Waitrose.com at an RRP of £45.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

On-Trade Regional Sales Manager

Anthony Byrne Fine Wines
West Midlands, UK

Events Sales Executive

The Drinks Business Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Sales Executive

Wine Source
London, UK

Sales – North East England

Liberty Wines
London, UK

Account Manager

Grape Passions Ltd
Hertfordshire, UK

Account Manager Business Development

Gourvid Limited
London, UK

Key Account Manager

MMI Maldives
Maldives

Pink Rosé Festival

Cannes,France
7th Feb 2019

Wine Paris

Paris,France
11th Feb 2019
Click to view more

The Global Fortified Masters 2018

Deadline : 25th January 2019

The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2019

Deadline : 1st February 2019

Click to view more

Rioja Masters 2018

View Results

The Global Beer Competition

View Results

Click to view more