The Cotswolds distillery was established in 2014, becoming the first full-scale distillery in the history of the area. Using only locally grown barley which is then floor malted, the spirit is then matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and reconditioned red wine casks. The aroma is sweetly honeyed, with butterscotch and plenty of fruit - stonefruits fresh and stewed, along with nutty marzipan. The palate is oily, lush and rich, with orange marmalade, muscavado or brown sugar and tannins, bringing a twist of cracked black pepper. The finish is treacled, with dark red fruit and soft wooded flavours lingering. A truly excellent new whisky from England made with great passion and craft.