The award-winning Cotswolds Distillery has released the first batch of its single malt whisky peated cask, the first-ever whisky matured in  peatedbarrels in the Cotswolds.

Located in Stourton, Shipston-on Stour, Cotswolds Distillery has become a premier local attraction, offering tours and tastings daily. It now receives 30,000 visitors a year.A

Availablefor sale from the 1st October, the whisky is made using un-peated local barley which is mashed and fermented before being distilled in bespoke copper pots. The whisky is then aged in ex-peated quarter casks from Scotland, creating a balanced rich and fruity flavour with subtle notes of peat smoke.

Consisting of 2,950 bottles per batch, the Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky Peated Cask is bottled at cask strength (59.3 percent ABV) with no added colouring. It is available on the Cotswolds Distillery online shop and from specialist retailers with an RRP of £64.95.