Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Calculated age
03 years old
1st Fill Oak Barrels
Batch 03/2017
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Nov 2017 12:22 pm by Fundramental

Average value

€ 53.96

2 × in wishlist

70 × member ratings

181 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cotswolds Distillery 2014 - Odyssey Barley

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.00 points

  1. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      light and sweetish, white grapes, pear, apple, honey, vanilla, malted barley
    • Taste
      a sweet fruity almost confectionary side which is quite nice with strawberry and candy floss, and quite a youthful spiritous side that dominates in the finish - two parts that don't quite integrate

  2. BestOfWest scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      74 74

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    For 3 years already amazingly round. Of course, there is a lack of complexity, and the youth, after all, is still going strong. With a few more years in the barrel he could be interesting.
    • Nose
      78 78
      fruity and sweet; Apple; Pear; some honey; slightly malty; a touch of vanilla; fresh-fruity nose that covers well for only 3 years
    • Taste
      74 74
      light and amazingly round; quite thin in the aroma; creamy-oily; slight fruitiness; becoming peppery and spicy; the youth is increasingly coming through
    • Finish
      74 74
      bitter-sweet sweetness; peppery; Ginger; marzipan

  4. Iron_Calli scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    I only got a small 3cl sample and basically did not expect anything at all. But I was really pleasantly surprised!

    In the nose a lot of apple, malt / cereal, yes: apple pastry. Add vanilla and a touch of interesting spiciness, which flashes for a moment.

    Deliciously sweet in the mouth, mild but not lax, and on the finish again this slightly tannic spice. Possibly. Then it flashes a bit of metallic youth, which I did not find disturbing.

    As I said: I did not expect anything from this young malt and therefore tried him "on the side". Since he really surprised me, I spontaneously write a review and shoot a decent 83 points from the hip.

    Keep it up!

  5. Abadon05 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Yes, three years and yes he may not be bad, but he is not good enough.
    Some fruit that goes in the direction of pear and mirabelle. You do not notice the young age so much, but it's definitely there. Is more in the direction of Obstler and especially in the finish, the metallic youth but noticeably through.
    You did not miss anything and you'd better wait a few more years.

  6. dandan798 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Damn good for such a young malt!
    • Nose
      86 86
      fruit, pear, heather, grapes, cinnamon, ginger, oranges, vanilla, honey
    • Taste
      87 87
      fruit, honey, pear, banana, cinnamon, pepper, clove, vanilla, new wood, mango, heather, oranges, little new make, grapes
    • Finish
      85 85
      fruit, grapes, cinnamon, new wood, honey, vanilla, bitter, metallic

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur


    N: Pink Zinfandel and confectionary candy with tight soft tannins. Bready shortbread over time.
    T: Fairly resinous before the barley comes through. I find this batch a bit strange and ambivalent after the Mannochmore.
    F: A slightly congealed finish.
    C: What’s sure is many new distilleries like Cotswold are producing really fine 3yo whisky. The discussion about where whisky designed to peak early can go in the future, however, is raised once again.

    Scores a C[-]

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Really not bad for 3 years. I honestly did not expect much. But he has potential. That could certainly be quite good with a few years more.
    • Nose
      Pear juice. Green gummy bears. White grapes. Immature pineapple. A little vanilla. Sprite. Fresh sawdust.
    • Taste
      Relatively soft. I would not have expected that at the age. Relatively creamy. Toffee. Quince. Tangerine. Then the youth comes through. Ginger. To the end still roasted banana.
    • Finish
      The ginger is still holding. Orange. Green tea.

  9. mema82 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    It's good for 3 years, they probably got a neat fruity, not sprightly or metallic new make. As I said, I would have put him blind to Germany, not to Scotland. Frischgeschlüpfte distillery, red wine finish, Small Batch, 46% - so far are ~ € 45 quite under, as you get elsewhere worse and more expensive "baby whisky". I think at the distillery, I should definitely drop by later, if there's older stuff.
    • Nose
      reminiscent of German fruit whisky with slight Auchentoshan and Penderyn impact: fruity, but somewhat artificial, chewing gum-like, apple, pear, cheap strawberry yoghurt ... behind then mild-sweet, caramel, malt, a little marzipan
    • Taste
      not quite as fruity, but also here gum, to Toffifee, marzipan, milk coffee ... for 3 years pretty soft and round, there bites and scratch nothing
    • Finish
      medium long, tart and sweet, molasses, some strawberry also shines through, and here comes a bit of pepper


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