One Cotswolds barley grower has turned to supplying a local whisky maker with malting grain, attracted by a good price premium and producing for a nearby outlet. This spring, Nick Bumford decided to start growing for the recently established Cotswolds Distillery at Stourton, near Shipston-on-Stour, with a 200t distilling contract for malting barley to make malt whisky. So he drilled 30ha of the spring barley variety Concerto, which can be used for brewing and distilling, with his mainstay variety, Planet. […]