Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky Gift Box - Odyssey Barley 2014 46% 700ml
Whisky Gift Box (includes 2 Original Glencairn Whisky Glass)
Corporate gift, milestone birthday, valentine’s day or just saying thank you… whatever the occasion, we have whisky gift boxes designed specifically to make your whisky gift extra special. This specially designed Whisky gift box includes 2 original Glencairn whisky glasses.
Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky is finally out of the cask and into the bottle.
The first whisky ever distilled in the Cotswolds, it uses 100% locally grown, floor-malted barley,
Matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and red wine casks.
Rich, fruity and sippable.
- World Whiskies Awards 2018 — Best English Single Malt
- Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2018 — Liquid Gold 95 Points
The finest ingredients...
Malt: Odyssey. We are committed to using only barley grown in the Cotswolds, and the variety and farm on which it was grown are listed on the label of each bottle. We are one of a very small number of British whisky-makers to use 100% floor-malted barley. This comes to us from Britain’s oldest working maltings, in nearby Warminster. It is unpeated.
Yeast: Two complementary varieties - Anchor and Fermentis - to ensure good yields and excellent fruity flavours.
Water: Village water supply - filtered, softened and de-mineralised before use.
Wood: Premium first-fill Kentucky ex-bourbon 200-litre barrels and reconditioned American Oak 225-litre red wine casks that have been shaved, toasted and recharred.
We use traditional production processes and equipment to produce our Cotswolds Single Malt,
Locally-grown malted barley is milled and then mashed in our 0.5-tonne mash tun, mixing the milled grain with hot water to produce worts.
Yeasts are then added. We run the fermentation for more than 90 hours in order to generate plenty of fruity flavour compounds alongside the alcohol produced.
Then the distillations begin. First, in the wash still ("Mary"), and a second in our spirit still ("Janis").
In the spirit run, we only select a small section – the heart cut – which is taken unusually early in the distillation to capture the fruity notes and avoid the heavier, rougher elements that appear at the end of the run.
The end result is a light, colourless, fruity new make spirit.
This is diluted to 63.5%ABV and put into casks to mature.
This release has been aged for just over three years, and is bottled non-chill filtered, with no added colouring, at 46%ABV.
2 Glencairn Whisky Glasses (included in the gift box)
The Glencairn Whisky Glass is a revolutionary whisky glass that really lets one savour the taste and complexity of fine whisky. These glasses will enhance your enjoyment of any Single Malts, Irish Whiskey's, and also your single barrel bourbons. The tapered mouth makes it the perfect nosing glass, allowing you to smell all the aromas of the whisky.