Not wanting to produce just another gin on the market, Cotswolds Distillery decided to bring on board an expert botanist to help in search for unusual Cotswolds botanicals for use in the Cotswolds gin recipes, thus creating craft spirits that are unique and perfectly balanced.
Using the finest wheat spirit, the locally sources botanicals are distilled along with a few more familiar London dry style botanicals in the bespoke copper Holstein still.
After adding the raw spirit into the still at well over 90%, either the specially selected botanical mix is placed into the still for maceration or for vapour infusion, then the steam is cranked up. Whether the maceration or vapour infusion method is adopted, is determined by the botanicals in question. Each has been tested under both distillation conditions so that the best possible flavour results in the finished recipes in wonderfully pure spirits and perfectly balanced gins.
As the spirit heats, the botanicals gently infuse with the liquid, vapours pass through the still taking on the flavours and characteristics of the botanicals, thus creating the Cotswolds Gin.
Fresh notes of grapefruit with earthy coriander backed-up by sweet juniper. Soft notes of black pepper with a hint of perfumed Cotswolds lavender.
Clean, pine juniper spice with fresh grapefruit and coriander seed. A touch of dryness from the angelica root with eucalyptus notes from bay leaf. Subtle lime and lavender.
Clean and balanced. Juniper, citrus and some cooling notes from bay leaf and cardamom.