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[Quick review] Cotswolds - Spanish Oak matured 50%

  Distillery:  Cotswolds Bottler:  Distillery Age:  NAS Distilled:  N/A Bottled:  2023 Cask:   Oloroso with first fill ex-red wine and bourbon barrels Abv:  50% Unchillfiltered:  Yes Natural Colour:  Yes Nb of bottles:  3500 Extra:  Distillery Club Exclusive My tasting notes: Nose: Sweet, rich and fruity, with oak spice, caramel, red and yellow fruit, brown sugar, some raisin and slight molasse notes. Palate: Sweet and spicy, with sugar-coated almonds, toffee, raspberries, hints of lemon rinds, some orange bitterness, dried fruits and some spirity notes. Finish: Quite nutty and spicy, warming Oloroso, dried figs, prunes and slight aniseed. This is very good! With water: The spicer, hotter notes are dialled down, there’s more caramel, treacle and some fennel seeds. This is a very enjoyable single malt from a distillery I have always enjoyed exploring! Worth a punt in my opinion! Slàinte all!