13 Montpellier Arcade
The Cotswolds Distillery was founded in 2014 by Dan Szor. A native New Yorker, Dan had been working in finance in London and spending his weekends with his family in the Cotswolds. He had been looking for a new direction that would let him move permanently to the countryside and do something he was passionate about. A dedicated whisky fan, Dan saw the fields of golden barley around his house in the Cotswolds and had a brainwave “I suddenly thought, there’s barley all over the Cotswolds and nobody’s distilling it, let’s be the first!”
Production began in September 2014, just a few months after the distillery was commissioned. Since then we have produced a number of different spirits and liqueurs, from absinthe to a rye whisky, whilst also steadily increasing production of our Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky and the Cotswolds Dry Gin. It has been an incredible journey so far, and we are looking forward to many years ahead producing our Outstanding Natural Spirits.
The Cotswolds Dry Gin is an aromatic twist on a classic London Dry; light hints of lavender, lots of zesty citrus notes with cooling, piney juniper and bay leaf.
Over 10x the average weight of botanicals go into each run of the traditional copper pot still, producing a richly flavoured London Dry. No chill-filtering takes place, and only naturally filtered water is then added – so when ice or tonic meets the gin, the essential oils from the nine botanicals will form a beautiful pearlescent haze. Robust, fresh and perfectly balanced – this is a traditional gin with a memorable twist.