Cotswolds Whisky

Cotswolds whiskyA very special Christmas gift for whisky devotees! This autumn (2017), a second batch of the first Cotswolds whisky ever distilled went on sale in Warwickshire. To date, the young spirit has been awarded a very high score of 94/100 for two years running in Jim Murray’s annual Whisky Bible (generally agreed to be the world’s leading whisky guide). Distiller Zoë Rutherford describes it as ‘rich and fruity’ and it is expected to become something of a collector’s item.

Made from 100% locally grown barley and aged in ex-bourbon and red wine casks. The distillery also sells gin, absinthe, a summer cup (ie like Pimm’s), a Martini mix, sherry and ‘Cotswolvados'(!), all distilled and blended in the Cotswolds. To order or to find out more, click HERE
ABV 46%, £44.95. Ask for the Single Malt 2013 Harvest, Organic Odyssey (reservation)– mainland orders will be dispatched in mid-December, in time for the Cotswolds whisky to reach recipients by Christmas day

 

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Welsh Whisky

Organic, pure, delicious, and somewhat paradoxical — Welsh Scotch! One of The Taster’s friends, Dà MhìIe Distillery, which commissioned the world’s first organic whisky at the Springbank distillery in 1992, has just released the second edition of its Organic Single Grain Welsh Whisky (the first is sold out). Comes in full or stocking-filler (5cl) size!
Welsh Whisky
Dà MhìIe produces several great (and organic) spirits, including a seaweed gin and delicious orange and sloe liqueurs, apple brandy and more. We expect this whisky to be of the same high quality. All bottles will all be sold on a first-come first-served basis!

This whisky has had a limited run of just 400 bottles, and is 46% ABV. It should be a good collectable and a good investment (in the unlikely event you decide not to drink it yourself). Selling for around £55-£60 for a full bottle, or you can get stocking-fillers for just £7

Click on damhile.co.uk for full details.

Seaweed Gin

Seaweed GinThis seaweed gin taps into two current trends: gin and seaweed. More interestingly, it’s particularly designed to complement seafood (perfect for the smoked salmon & prawns course at Christmas lunch). A very pretty stocking-filler, or get a bigger bottle as a main gift. From £4.95. Click here for full details of this and the other gins