Cotswold Distillery whisky to be stocked in Greene King pubs

By Robert Mann contact

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Dram good: Cotswold Distillery’s whisky will now be available at 700 Greene King pubs in the UK
Dram good: Cotswold Distillery’s whisky will now be available at 700 Greene King pubs in the UK
English spirits producer Cotswold Distillery has gained a new listing with Greene King, which will see its whiskies stocked in more than 700 venues.

Cotswold Distillery’s inaugural whisky release will see Greene King become the first major pub chain to stock the singe malt.

The single malt whisky is created using only Cotswolds-grown barley.

Rich and fruity in style, it is matured in a combination of first-fill, ex-Bourbon barrels and specially shaved, toasted and re-charred red wine casks.

The young expression “bursts with notes of honey and butterscotch, layered with light fruits such as peaches and apricots, and a hint of marzipan”.

On the palate, it is said to be “rich with malt, oils and dark sugar, with spice and caramelised bitter orange leading to a long, resinous finish with dark red fruits and a hint of treacle”.

Greene King senior category manager Calum Cameron told of his excitement ahead of its stocking.

“We are really excited to be offering this English whisky in our pubs,” Cameron exclaimed.

“English whisky is a new trend that companies are experimenting with and the Cotswolds Distillery has proven itself as a quality brand with excellent products – we’re sure guests who visit our pubs will love it.”

Earlier this year, the English whisky producer released a single malt created from casks owned by the Lord Mayor of London, with proceeds donated to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal charity.

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