St George’s Day (23rd April 2024) is a great opportunity to celebrate all things English and commemorate the bravery of St. George slaying the dragon and rescuing the captive princess.

Cotswolds Distillery, situated in the glorious English countryside, produces delicious gin and stunning single malt whiskies, which would make an excellent addition to your at home drinks cabinet. Cotswolds Dry Gin makes for a delicious G&T whilst Cotswolds whiskies can be enjoyed neat over ice or form the great base for a whisky cocktail. 

Last year Cotswolds Distillery expanded its whisky production site and it is now the largest producer of English whisky in the UK. 

Cotswolds Dry Gin 

Cotswolds Dry Gin is distilled with a blend of nine carefully considered botanicals. The Head Distiller uses over ten times the average amount of botanicals used by most premium gins and because the gin is non-chill filtered, the oils are retained in the gin which causes a pearlescent cloud to appear when ice or tonic is added, creating the unique ‘Cloudy G&T’. 

— Cotswolds Cloudy G&T — 

50ml Cotswolds Dry Gin | 150ml Indian Tonic Water

Fill a Copa glass with ice and pour in Cotswolds Dry Gin. Top with classic Indian tonic water, to taste. Garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit and a fresh bay leaf

— Cotswolds English 75 — 

30ml Cotswolds Dry Gin | 15ml Lemon Juice | 15ml Sugar Syrup | English Sparkling Wine 

Pour the lemon juice, sugar syrup and gin into a cocktail shaker and fill up with ice. Shake and strain into a Champagne flute. Top with English sparkling wine and gently stir. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel

RRP: £37.00 for 70 cl.  ABV: 46%. Available from:Waitrose & PartnersMajesticMaster of MaltDrink SupermarketOddbins  LaithwaitesHarvey NicholsSelfridges and Fortnum & MasonAmazon and Cotswolds Distillery 

Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky

The award-winning Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky was launched in 2017 and is the first whisky ever distilled in the Cotswolds. It is crafted and distilled using locally grown Cotswold barley that gives it a rich and fruity taste, boasting tones of honey and butterscotch as well as Seville orange marmalade. 

— Cotswolds Whisky Sour — 

60ml Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky | 25ml Fresh Lemon Juice | 20ml Sugar Syrup | 2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters | 1/2 Egg White

Dry shake all ingredients, add ice to shaker, shake, fine strain & serve into a chilled old fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel and a maraschino cherry

— Cotswolds Whisky Highball with Ginger Ale — 


50ml Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky | Ginger Ale 

Fill a highball glass with ice and then add in Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky. Top with Ginger Ale and garnish with a slice of lemon peel RRP: £39 for 70cl. ABV: 46%. Available from: Sainsbury’sWaitroseOcadoMajestic WineThe Whisky Exchange, Selfridges, Fortnum & MasonAmazon and Cotswolds Distillery