The Cotswolds Distillery was born out of a dream to produce world-class small batch whisky, gin and other spirits in one of the most beautiful regions in the world, The Cotswolds. We’ve put together a highly experienced and passionate team to embark upon our journey to create artisanal spirits using traditional, centuries old distilling methods and local ingredients of the highest quality. The Cotswolds Distillery is the brainchild of Daniel Szor. Dan came to the Cotswolds several years ago from London with his wife Katia and daughter Emily to spend family time at the weekends in an old barn, just down the road from where the distillery now sits. What started as a weekend love affair with this beautiful region soon turned into a passion, so much so that Dan and his family decided to leave London and live full-time in the Cotswolds. Dan was looking for a way out of his 30-year career in finance, to create something with his own hands and make a difference in the community. He’d been a whisky-lover for over 20 years, and looking out of his window one day he saw a field of golden barley waving in the breeze – and that was how the idea of the Cotswolds Distillery was born.
The expression of the traditional London dry style comes from the maceration into our pure wheat spirit of juniper, coriander and angelica root, which have been left for 12 hours to allow their flavour characteristics to fully infuse. We then add our unique botanical mix of Cotswolds lavender and bay leaf, grapefruit, lime, black pepper and cardamom seed into our bespoke Holstein pot still for distillation before finishing with naturally refined Cotswolds water. The result is a classic well-balanced juniper-led gin with crisp citrus and spice.