This is the first English Whisky bottling by Waxhouse: The Cotswold Distillery. The cask they have chosen is an STR cask (shaved, toasted, recharred) that in terms of flavour profile sits between a red wine cask and virgin oak – aged for 4 years. The flavour profile IS similar to an American Rye Whiskey with a slightly drier finish. It is great in an old fashioned or sipped neat. The English Whisky scene has really taken off in the last few years, with Cotswold being one of the key players in this.
Waxhouse Whisky was formed in 2018 by 3 friends and whisky enthusiasts who run the St Albans Whisky Club and administer the Facebook group ‘Whisky Adventures’. Many nights curating tastings, welcoming Industry experts and tasting 1000’s of drams make the team at Waxhouse strong arbiters of what makes a good independent bottling.