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Cotswolds 1616 Barrel Aged Gin 50cl

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Cotswolds 1616 Barrel Aged Gin is a unique gin created in honour of our local bard, William Shakespeare, on the 400th anniversary of his death. Shakespeare was known to fancy his ale and wine but in his days gin was made mainly in Holland and called Genever.  It came to the UK in the mid-17th century with the return of British soldiers who learned about “Dutch Courage” during the Thirty Years’ War.  Gin back then was made mainly with malt spirit which was redistilled and flavoured with botanicals, primarily juniper (Genever in Dutch, hence the name). Since Cotswolds Distillery make beautiful malt spirit for their whisky, they thought it would be great fun to try their hand at an old-fashioned Genever recipe, in honour of their famous


17th century neighbour!

Cotswolds Distillery redistill their malt whisky spirit in their bespoke Holstein pot still, combining it with juniper, coriander, cassia, nutmeg, orange peel and a few other secret botanicals. They then age it in specially toasted and recharred wine casks, in which it mellows and develops wonderful notes of wood and fruit.

Best served neat or over ice, it’s also a tasty treat with ginger beer or your favourite mixer.

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Spirit Brand Cotswolds Distillery
Country England
Spirits Region Cotswolds
Volume (cl) 50
ABV (% vol) 46
Gin Style Dry Gin
Gin Botanicals Cassia, Juniper, Nutmeg, Orange Peel
Gin Garnish Pink Grapefruit
Gin & Tonic Pairing 1724 Tonic, Fevertree Tonic
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