[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!


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