The Cotswold Distillery: A Visitor’s Guide

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 Cotswold Gateway, so your pooch can join you during your Cotswolds staycation.

A Wonderful Cotswolds Experience Just 1 Hour From The Fleet Inn

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

Cotswolds Distillery Tour And Tasting

If you’re curious about the distilling process for spirits and liqueurs, the Cotswolds Distillery Tour & Tasting will give you an in-depth knowledge as well as several tasters along the way!

The tour takes approximately 45 minutes in the Stourton distillery, taking place at set times each day of the week, with prices starting from £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 workshop 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 ensures that your Gin Blending Masterclass gets off to a great start!

The host will provide a brief history of gin and how it is made, before you embark on a tour of the distillery and discover 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 you make your own unique cocktail.

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

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

Directions to The Fleet Inn from Cotswolds Distillery Visitor Centre

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

Travel in a south-easterly direction upon leaving the distillery towards the A3400 and then on towards the A44.

Turn left onto the A436 and continue for 6 miles before taking the A429 and A424 towards the B4077.

Proceed for 16 miles and then, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the A46. After 3 miles, at the Ashchurch Interchange, take the 3rd exit onto the M5 slip road to The Midlands/Worcester/South Wales/M50.

At junction 8, take the M50 exit to South Wales/Ross and then at Strensham Interchange, take the 1st exit onto M50 heading to South Wales/Ross. At junction 1, take the A38 exit to Malvern and continue for 500m before turning left onto Brockeridge Road.

Follow High Street and and Fleet Road towards Fleet Lane, where you will find The Fleet Inn on your right.