Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Cotswolds Single Malt [From Paris with Love]

Hi everyone,

Recently I’ve been working at Whisky Live Paris and so I’ll be posting up some quick reviews and thoughts on some new releases that I’ve been curious about.
First up is Cotswolds distillery’s first single malt, having only just reached 3 years old. They used some 1st fill Bourbon and some STR (Scrapped, toasted recharred, normally ex-red wine barrels).

Cotswolds Single Malt 46%
Colour: Gold
Body: Medium
Nose: Toffee and caramel, very little youth, fully mature, some spice, pepper.
Taste: Full pepper spice, lots of toffee and caramel.
Finish: Medium length. More chewy toffee continues.
Those STR casks work eh? Not really much sign that this is 3 years old, but not much sign of what the distillery character was meant to be either.
68/100

Thanks for reading!

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