Cotswolds raise a glass to Shakespeare with their 1616 Barrel-Aged Gin

“Gin is the spirit of adventure distilled into a bottle.” – Unknown

Cotswolds Distillery is a name that needs no introduction in the world of gin. Known for their signature 1616 Barrel-Aged Gin, this gin has become a staple in the world of mixology, making its way into the hearts of gin enthusiasts and cocktail connoisseurs alike.

This gin is crafted using the finest locally-sourced ingredients and is distilled in small batches, making each bottle unique. One of the key elements of this malt-based, triple distilled 1616 Barrel-Aged Gin is the use of the finest quality juniper, angelica root, coriander, lemon peel, orris root and a few other secret botanicals. The botanicals are carefully selected and distilled using a unique blend of traditional and modern techniques to create a gin that’s truly unique. The gin is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months, which gives it a smooth and rich flavour profile, making this a standout drink that should be on every gin lover’s list of must-try’s.

The 1616 Barrel-Aged Gin is a versatile spirit that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. It’s perfect for sipping on its own, either neat or on the rocks, or as the main ingredient in a classic cocktail like a martini or gin and tonic. The rich, smooth flavour of the gin pairs perfectly with a range of mixers, including tonic water, soda water, or even fresh fruit juices.

Tasting Notes:

  • On the nose, it has a delightful aroma of juniper, hint of coriander, and citrus peel.
  • The first sip reveals a warm and comforting taste of vanilla and caramel, with a hint of oak and spice.
  • The gin has a smooth, medium-bodied mouthfeel that is rounded off by a subtle sweetness.
  • The finish is long and warming, with a balanced mix of juniper, oak, and spices.

The packaging is just as noteworthy as the contents of the bottle. Designed to be both elegant and eye-catching, with a classic shape and a bold, modern label featuring an image depicting the fist scene of The Tempest by William Shakespeare.

The shipwreck in Act I, Scene 1, in a 1797 engraving by Benjamin Smith after a painting by George Romney.

If you’re a fan of gin and looking for a truly flavourful spirit, 1616 Barrel-Aged Gin is a must-try. It offers a unique and memorable taste experience. Whether you’re a gin connoisseur or just looking to try something new, this gin is sure to impress. So, the next time you’re in the mood for a classic cocktail or a spirit-forward sipper, reach for a bottle and let the adventure begin.

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