Philip's Field, Whichford Road, Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 5HG
Produce: Cotswold Dry Gin, Cotswold Cream Liqueur
The best in the world and that’s official! Dan has certainly made a big splash with his Cotswolds Dry Gin, which picked up its biggest and most important award to date….. 'World's Best London Dry Gin' - at the prestigious World Gin Awards in London.
Nestled in the Warwickshire countryside, the Cotswolds Distillery is the first craft distillery in this beautiful part of Britain. Using the best local ingredients, they lovingly create award winning, world-class spirits and liqueurs.
The founder, Dan Szor, is a real entrepreneur. A native New Yorker, Dan fell in love with the Cotswolds during family weekends spent escaping London. Wishing for a more relaxed rural lifestyle with his wife and young daughter, Dan replaced hedge funds with the more scenic hedgerows of the Cotswolds. Seeing the golden barley waving in the breeze one day Dan had a brainwave “there’s barley all over the Cotswolds and nobody’s distilling it, let’s be the first!”
Life at the distillery is firmly rooted in the beautiful Cotswolds surroundings; 100% of the barley used to make the whisky has been grown at neighbouring farms, and once mashed, these spent grains go back to a local farm to feed their cows. All the waste products from the distilling are recycled, and the distillery is partly powered by the solar panels on the roof of the barrel warehouse. Lavender is a key botanical in the Cotswolds Dry Gin, and it’s grown at the Snowshill Lavender Farm near the distillery. And the distillery itself is rather beautiful; traditional Cotswolds honey stone, colourful gardens and a cosy and welcoming tasting room. It is open to visitors seven days a week.
Dan has certainly made a big splash with his Cotswolds Dry Gin, which picked up its biggest and most important award to date - "Best London Dry Gin from the UK", and "World's Best London Dry Gin" - at the prestigious World Gin Awards in London. Dozens of premium and super-premium gins were submitted for judging by a panel of industry experts in 2 rounds spanning several months.
World Gin Awards 2016 – Best London Dry Gin
San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 - Gold
SIP Awards 2015 – Platinum
Cotswold Life Food & Drink Award 2015 – Winner