David T Smith Issue Nine Sam Coyne Tastings

No.209 – Barrel Reserve Gin Cabernet Sauvignon

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Barrel Reserve Gin Cabernet Sauvignon
Distillery No.209

ABV: 46%
Country: America
Style: Matured
Price per bottle: ££
Availability: Worldwide

Sam Coyne – 8.8

Nose: Gentle spices including cinnamon and nutmeg. A dash of ginger too. Fresh florals and vanilla. 

Palate: Juniper, coriander and citrus, before the cask influence takes over. Sweet with vanilla and candied ginger. Orange oil and peel. Gets a little peppery.

Finish: Long with the prickling sensation and more of the orange oil.

Comments: Classy stuff. A great example of cask matured gin. A sipper for sure. For the cocktail inclined, the orange note will serve a Negroni perfectly.

David T. Smith – 8.6

Nose: Rich, deep, and fruity with the sweetness of a port or sherry. Spiced aromas and a resinous quality.

Palate: A luxurious mouthfeel. Sweet with  vanilla and cinnamon, and gradually reveals botanical complexity. Cherries and other red berries are joined by hints of orange peel.

Finish: Lingering notes of toffee and wood, with resinous cedar and black pepper.

Comments: A great example of a balanced, matured gin. This would be pleasant to sip over ice or mixed in a Sweet Martini.

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