The Cotswolds Distillery

April 13, 2016


I have been working with the Cotswold Distillery over the last while and been having such fun – I’m not sure if I should say that as I really am working!

The Distillery has only been open eighteen months but has a huge impact on the industry. They have recently won the Gold Best Gin in the World award at the World Gin Awards and a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition then two medals at the Berlin competition; gold for their beautifully blue bottled Cotswolds Dry Gin and UK Gin Distillery of the year. A silver medal from the American Distilling Institute in the Craft Dry Gin category followed, and then they rounded off their clutch of awards with a Platinum medal from the expert tasters at the Beverage Tasting Institute, who described our gin as ‘superlative’, and gave it their joint-highest score across the gin category.

What they don’t say is that it is one of the very few spirits that can be drunk on its own as the taste is so smooth and rounded with not a wasted roll around your tongue, it is a sensational and sensory joy to drink.

We have produced a glorious soap made from the gin botanicals distilled in my Alembic Still to produce a soap that encapsulates the very best scent from the botanicals ingredients – Juniper, Pink Grapefruit, Coriander, Bay, Lavender, Angelica, Lime and Black Pepper. It is made with Olive oil, Coconut oil, Shea butter, the botanical hydrosol and the essential oils – so simple with a subtle warming scent that you recognise but just can’t place…

Go and visit the Distillery and have a look round as it is fascinatingCotswolds-Distillery-19a-890x589

Phillip’s Field, Whichford Road

Stourton (Shipston-on-Stour)

Warwickshire CV365HG


I used the healing body butter with the healing soap when I was going through treatment for breast cancer; it kept my skin soft and stopped any infection. I would recommend for other women who are going through this medical procedure. Thank you. M.S Stratford

Healing body butter