The Cotswolds Distillery has released its second whisky amaro liqueur – Cotswolds Whisky Amaro Liqueur No.2 – just in time for Christmas.
No drinks cabinet is complete without a liqueur or two.
What’s more, Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without an indulgent cream liqueur – they’re a favourite for many over the festive period.
Well, there’s good news, liqueur lovers! A delicious new whisky-based tipple has just been released from the Cotswolds Distillery. Nestled in the heart of the English countryside, it’s one only a few UK distilleries to produce whisky and gin.
The Cotswolds Distillery’s second whisky amaro liqueur is called Cotswolds Whisky Amaro Liqueur No.2 , and it follows the successful launch of Cotswolds No.1 earlier this year.
Both releases are inspired by Amaro, the Italian herbal liqueur which is traditionally enjoyed as an after-dinner digestif, well-chilled or on the rocks.
So, how does it taste?
Well, it’s real indulgence.
The base of the new liqueur is the Cotswolds Peated Cask Single Malt Whisky which won ‘Best World Whisky’ at the International Whisky Competition 2020.
It’s bursting with rich, slightly smoky and sweet aromas, with notes of treacle tart and lapsang souchong tea, as well as light smoke with sweet burnt caramel and bittersweet herbal notes honey on the palate. It has a long bittersweet finish with a touch of caramelised peaches.
Released earlier in the year, the Cotswolds Whisky Amaro Liqueur No.1 is a fresh, fruity liqueur with floral notes and a slightly bitter finish. It’s made by blending the award-winning Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky with select botanicals.
We think the Cotswolds No.2 is the ultimate festive tipple – a real winter warmer that’s perfect as an after-dinner treat or enjoyed in front of a log fire after a frosty winter walk.
Treat the whisky-lover in your life (or treat yourself) to a bottle and keep that cosy winter feeling going until the New Year.
It’s worth noting that the Cotswolds Distillery also offer gin and whisky masterclasses, and tour and tasting sessions, from their distillery and also at their shop in the beautiful village of Broadway. Though their shops may be closed due to the pandemic, you can also stock up on other spirits from the Cotswolds Distillery range in Waitrose, Amazon, Harvey Nics, Selfridges, Fortnum and Mason and online at cotswoldsdistillery.com – so there’s no need to miss out.
When talking about how the distillery came to be, Marketing Director Deborah Carter, said: “It all started with our Founder Dan Szor, who is not only a huge whisky lover but also a fan of all things spirits. Inspired by the barley fields visible from his window at his home in the Cotswolds, Dan thought to himself: ‘why is no one making whisky in the Cotswolds?’ and so the story began.”
She added: “Whilst waiting for the whisky to mature, Dan, being a real spirits connoisseur, was busy following the vibrant growth of the gin industry at the time. With a passion for continuing to create spirits, he saw an opportunity and decided to start producing gin. Cotswolds Dry Gin was created after Dan tried and tested a variety of recipes and flavours. The gin is distilled with nine botanicals including lavender, which is grown locally to the distillery.”
Cotswolds No 2 Whisky Amaro Liqueur – Where & How?
Both Cotswolds No.1 and No.2 Whisky Amaro Liqueurs are available to purchase exclusively from Cotswolds Distillery: www.cotswoldsdistillery.com.
Cotswolds No.2 Whisky Amaro Liqueurs retails at £34.95 for a 500ml bottle ABV: 40% – non-chill filtered.
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