Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
03 years old
Bourbon, American Oak Red Wine & PX Sherry
Batch 01/2018
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
label without bottle number (surplus bottle)
Bottled for
Cotswolds Distillery Shop
Added on
16 Feb 2019 12:54 pm by buttonbashbilly

Average value

€ 75.51

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Whisky Reviews for Cotswolds Distillery Lord Mayor’s Reserve

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.50 points

  1. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    # please note: these bottles are UNNUMBERED
    label WITHOUT bottle number (surplus bottling)

    information of the distillery:

    We began making this unique release the same way as our flagship single malt. High and narrow spirit cuts, following on from a long fermentation using two yeast varieties, are responsible for the high ester count in our new-make spirit, resulting in a creamy and fruity flavour.

    We then matured the new-make spirit at 63.5% ABV in the Lord Mayor’s ex-Bourbon casks and shaved, toasted and recharred American Oak red wine barriques. During this time we also filled a 500L ex-Pedro Ximenez Sherry butt with our new-make spirit, which was left to age for 3.5 years. These three casks were blended in roughly equal measures and then re-casked for an additional month. The addition of the sherry cask has added a different layer of spice and fruit to our flagship single malt. This truly special bottling has been diluted to 46%, non-chill filtered and without any additional colouring.

    Malt: Odyssey, grown on Cotswolds farms and floor-malted at Warminster Maltings.

    Yeast: Two complementary varieties - Anchor and Fermentis - to ensure good yields and excellent fruity flavours.

    Water: Village water supply - filtered, softened and demineralised before use.

    Wood: A blend of premium first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and shaved, toasted and recharred American Oak red wine casks from the Lord Mayor's private reserve, married with a single ex-Pedro Ximenez Sherry butt.

    Nose: Cooked apple, caramel, a hint of wood char and digestive biscuit.

    Palate: Seville orange, warming cinnamon notes, hazelnut and barley sugar.

    Finish: Dry and nutty, with lingering oak spice.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    C: Cotswolds distillery isn’t stuck on Jim Swan’s STR legacy. It’s experimenting with everything. This Lord Mayor’s release is a prime example: INFO.
    This works great, and check the mouthfeel!


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