Cask Strength Bourbon Barrel
Style: Cask Aged
Price per bottle: £41-60 (US$54-79)
David T. Smith
Rich, complex aromas of plump berries, maple and pecan. Nutty and fruity, it promises a lot for the palate.
Initial orange blossom and honey; then gradually building notes of cedar and juniper, followed by lavender and flamed orange. Stone fruit and chocolate add sweetness.
Lingering smoke and cherry wood. A final, resinous menthol.
The gin is surprisingly smooth for its high ABV and has great botanical intensity, making it very mixable.
Rich and honeyed with vanilla, cloves, ginger and cinnamon spice over a layer of pine leaves and damp leather.
Like a good aged rum, but showing gin characteristics. Traces of citrus fruit and juniper creeping through the sweet, wood imparted flavours.
Demerara sugar, Seville oranges, cloves and a slight woodiness.
A bold gin that would make an interesting sipping spirit on its own, but also a great base for long drinks including the good old G&T.