Team spirit

One of the newest names in the spirits industry – Cotswolds Distillery – has enlisted the help of food and drink company Campden BRI to select the recipe for its premium Cotswolds Dry Gin.

Campden BRI’s team of in-house professional tasters put the craft distiller’s 12 original gin recipes to the test. The winning recipe selected includes the traditional base of juniper, angelica root and coriander along with a secret blend of seven botanicals: Cotswolds lavender, coriander seed, fresh grapefruit and lime peel, bay leaf, black pepper and cardamom seed.

Daniel Szor, founder and CEO of Cotswolds Distillery, says, “We source our raw ingredients locally and the entire malting and distilling process takes place right here in the Cotswolds”.

Geoff Taylor, Campden BRI’s wines and spirits expert, adds, “We put the 12 best recipes from the 50 developed by Cotswolds Distillery to our team of sensory experts. The gins were blind tested and assessed against the major brands for aroma and taste. The winning gin beat several major brands in the taste tests and is now on sale.”

Since the gin’s launch, the Cotswolds Distillery has been awarded £22,000 of grant funding from the Warwickshire Rural Growth Network in order to purchase an additional four fermentation tanks. These will be used for new products including the first Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, due to be bottled in 2017.

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