Cotswolds Distillery announces Master Distiller Achievement

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Cotswolds Distillery is delighted to announce Production Director, Nickolas Franchino, has been awarded the prestigious title of Master Distiller by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD)

The IBD Master Distiller qualification is the world’s highest level of recognition in the technical management of the distilling production process, through a combination of knowledge and experience and is the culmination of many years of learning and putting science into action.

“This is an incredible achievement,” says Cotswolds Distillery Founder, Daniel Szor, “and we are incredibly proud of Nick’s hard work and dedication over several years of gruelling study to achieve the pinnacle of professional distilling qualifications.”

Nick has been involved with the development of The Cotswolds Distillery since its inception by Daniel Szor, whom he met at an IBD-led distilling course in Edinburgh. His interest in artisan spirits was piqued at an early age when tasting his Italian relatives’ homemade liqueurs and spirits.

“I am really looking forward to continuing with my distilling journey at Cotswolds Distillery and creating new and exciting expressions,” says Nick Franchino.

Cotswolds Distillery produces the award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin and Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, as well as a range of other spirits.

Cotswolds Dry Gin: RRP: £34.95 for a 70cl bottle. ABV: 46%

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Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky: RRP: £39 for 70cl bottle. ABV 46%

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