Eco-Conscientious And Sustainable Cotswolds Distillery One Step Closer To Dry Gin Recipe
As an eco-conscientious individual, Dan Szor, Founder of the Cotswolds Distillery, is committed to manufacturing and producing in the Cotswolds. Buying organic barley, grown sustainably on a farm less than 20 miles away and sending it to be hand-malted at the oldest working floor maltings in the UK; Warminster Maltings, (both situated within the Cotswolds), Dan is keen to minimise the distillery's carbon footprint.
Working alongside the distilling team will be experienced and discerning botanist, Benedict Pollard. With over 20 years research experience (including research in the Cotswolds, for Kew Gardens and the Royal Horticultural Society) Benedict's main areas of expertise are focussed on biodiversity conservation, with particular emphasis on the distribution and conservation of plants. Benedict is helping the team to sustainably and responsibly source a number of typical Cotswolds botanicals that could be considered for use in their Cotswolds Dry Gin recipe.
Dan comments; “The Cotswolds are known for being a region of agricultural abundance, famous for growing grains and fruits, which we would be stupid if not to take full advantage of! The raw ingredients that grow here are of such incredible quality that it not only lowers our carbon footprint by keeping things local, it really means that we can produce the best quality spirits possible.”
With the distillery now having taken delivery of a small herd of cattle to reside in their field, the recycling of spent barley mash can also now take place. All remnants from the initial mashing stage of their single-malt distillation will be moved out of the distillery front doors and over the fence to be used as Cotswolds cattle feed.
Cotswolds Single-Malt Whisky is available to pre-order now at www.cotswoldsdistillery.com and has already seen a substantial interest.
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