Surrounded by the beautiful North Cotswolds countryside, the Cotswolds Distillery have been proudly making Outstanding Natural Spirits since 2014. In just three years they have turned a derelict site into a thriving distillery producing a range of award-winning spirits and liqueurs, and they are now rated as the number one visitor attraction in the Cotswolds on TripAdvisor.
Visitors can see all the processes in action, as an expert tour guide shows you around the small but perfectly formed distillery. From the delivery of the malted barley (grown by local farmers and traditionally malted at Britain’s oldest working floor maltings in Warminster) to the bottling of the delicious spirits, every step of the process is done by hand at the distillery.
Each tour finishes up in the wonderfully cosy tasting room. Sit by the log burner and enjoy samples of all the various products whilst the guide talks you through each one.
Awards & Accolades
For gin lovers there is the Cotswolds Dry Gin – voted Best London Dry Gin at the World Gin Awards last year, amongst a host of other accolades. Made with lavender sourced from the beautiful lavender farm at nearby Snowshill, it is a richly aromatic twist on a classic London Dry gin.
And this year, they launched the Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky. It is the first whisky ever produced in the region and is deliciously smooth, with rich fruit and butterscotch notes. The distillery team have filled almost two thousand barrels of future whisky, and visitors can see them resting in the maturation warehouse – and smell the fragrant ‘angels share’!
Book A Tour
So why not book a tour of the distillery and see traditional distilling at its delicious best! Tours run three times a day, seven days a week but must be booked in advance as they sell out quickly. Call the distillery on 01608 238 533 or visit cotswoldsdistillery.com to book your place and to see their full range of products to buy online for delivery straight to your door.
Phillip’s Field, Whichford Road, Stourton, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5HG
Monday to Saturday, 9am–5.00pm Sunday, 11am–4.00pm.