It has been ten years since Cotswold Distillery first started conjuring up alcoholic drinks. 

To celebrate the gin and whisky maker, not too far from Swindon, threw a tenth-anniversary birthday bash, with plenty of drinks, tasty food and live music

Hundreds of people, families and even dogs visited the site on Sunday to mark the occasion. 

The arena which had plenty of seating and hay bails was divided into two halfs, one for all of the food vendors - which included burgers, pizza, coffee, crepes, wraps and beer on draught, as well as the cocktail tent - and one for the entertainment. 

Live music was provided by Oliver Darling and the Living Legends, Clare Teal 5, the Distillery House Band, Savoir Faire and the Pocket Choral Society. 

I opted to go for a brisket-topped pizza and pulled pork dirty fries from Brisket Bros. 

The highlight of the day for me though, was a tour of the actual distillery which was fascinating. 

The Cotswolds Distillery receives 100,000 visitors per year and in 2016 won Best Distillery Tour in the Distillery Experience Awards run by Drinks International, and a Distillery Master award for Consumer Experience from the Spirits Business organisation.

On May 27, 2024, the Cotswolds Distillery was named the most popular whisky distillery in Great Britain and Ireland by the Cask Connoisseur 2024 Whisky Index.