A Visitor’s Guide To Cotswolds Distillery Near Gloucestershire

Whether you’re a whisky connoisseur, gin aficionado, or you simply want to sample some spirits and see how they’re made, a visit to the Cotswolds Distillery makes the perfect day out.

The distillery is dog-friendly, like The Beckford Inn, so you can bring your four-legged friend along with you during your Cotswolds staycation.

A Great Day Out Just 45 Minutes (26 miles) Drive From The Beckford Inn

Afterwards, you can take a break at The Beckford Inn near Tewkesbury, and see what award-winning Butcombe beers we have available before you rest your head in one of our 12 boutique ensuite bedrooms.

Cotswolds Distillery Tour And Tasting

If you’re curious about the distilling process for spirits and liqueurs, book your space on the regular distillery tour, complete with a few tastings along the way.

The tour takes approximately 45 minutes in the Stourton distillery, taking place at set times each day of the week, and prices start at £20 per person.

Why not treat yourself to a bottle of one of their award-winning spirits as a souvenir?

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Broadway Private Tasting*

*The Broadway Private Tasting experience takes place at the Cotswold Distillery shop in Broadway

The Broadway Private Tasting is for those who prefer a more intimate experience.

This is a 2 hour experience which begins with a brief history about the Cotswold Distillery and an insight into the entire range of spirits that they produce.

You will learn about the ingredients used to create the spirits and the distillation processes that are used, before sampling 25ml of Cotswold Single Malt Whisky or Cotswold Dry Gin and 6 more spirits of your choice.

The Broadway Private Tasting Experience is for a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 8 guests.

Gin Blending Masterclass

A cloudy Cotswold G&T will be waiting for you on arrival, which will ensure that your Gin Blending Masterclass will get off to a great start!

The host will then give you a brief history of gin and how it is made, before embarking on a tour of the distillery and learning how Cotswold Dry Gin was developed.

You will then nose and taste a variety of botanicals that range from spicy to fruity, before mixing them to create your own unique gin!

You will then create a martini cocktail using the gin that you created and the rest will be bottled up in a presentation box for you to takeaway and enjoy at home. You will also be given a 200ml bottle of Cotswold Dry Gin as a parting gift!

Whisky Blending Masterclass

To ensure that your Whisky Blending Masterclass gets off to a great start, a highball whisky cocktail will be waiting for you on arrival!

The host will then give you a brief history of whisky and how it is made, before embarking on a tour of the distillery and learning about the importance of whisky maturation and the different types of barrels that need to be used to achieve different flavours.

After learning about the whisky making process, you be given an opportunity to nose whisky (including pointers on how to do it properly!) before smelling and tasting four cask strength samples that have been aged in different barrels. Once you’ve decided which flavour whisky you’d like to create, you will blend your own whisky using the different cask samples.

You will then create a whisky cocktail using the whisky that you created and the rest will be bottled up in a presentation box for you to takeaway and enjoy at home. You will also be given a 200ml bottle of Cotswold Single Malt Whisky as a parting gift!

 

Cocktail Masterclass

A cloudy G&T will be waiting for you on arrival, before learning about the history of the Cotswold Distillery.

The resident mixologist will then show you how to make the perfect cloudy Martini, before making your own unique cocktail.

You will have the opportunity to taste some distillery exclusive products, before mixing up another unique cocktail.

As a parting gift, everyone will receive a goody bag containing some special products from the Cotswold Distillery.

Directions to The Beckford Inn from Cotswolds Distillery Visitor Centre

Located in the beautiful village of Beckford, near Tewkesbury, The Beckford Inn is the perfect place for you to drink, dine, and stay.

To reach The Beckford Inn from Cotswolds Distillery Visitor Centre, exit the Distillery and continue to the A44, towards Worcestershire. 

Then take Hinton Road and Broadway Road to Cheltenham Road/A46 for 6 miles, and turn left onto Cheltenham Road/A46 for another 6 miles. Turn right, and you’ll find The Beckford Inn on your left.