The Cotswolds Distillery is an exceptional example of a new distillery making spirits south of the Scottish border, with both gin and Whisky being produced on site. The distillery is located close to the town of Shipton-on-Stour and is open daily for guided tours which include a visit to the mash tuns, pot still and bonded warehouse, where 100's of barrels of whisky are slowly maturing on large, steel racks that stretch up to the ceiling.
All tours include a tasting session in a very cool bar / lounge area, and for those designed with the task of driving home, samples are provided to take with you.
On site there is a superb shop where you can buy the core collection as well as some limited edition bottles that are much harder to get hold of. There is also a very cosy cafe inside, as well as a beautiful patio for when the British weather decides to be kind...