The ethically focused drinks producer behind One Gin has announced the addition of a new expression to its gin range.
One’s port barrel-rested gin is a limited-edition release, made with its award-winning Sage Gin that has been aged in port barrels. The distillery says the resulting gin is smooth with a distinctive ruby hue and lots of spice, vanilla and toasted oak flavours.
The producers recommend sipping the gin neat, making a warming winter-style G&T, or mixing it into a cocktail such as a Negroni.
The One barrel-rested gin now available for pre-order with delivery in time for Christmas, and will be sold exclusively on www.thespiritofone.com and in a few independent retailers. It joins the One Sage Gin and One Sage & Apple Gin, which are available in selected Tesco stores.
While normally the domain of whisky makers, barrel-ageing is becoming more popular among gin producers; London-based Marylebone Gin, F.E.W. Spirits in Chicago and New Zealand’s Cardrona Distillery, to name a few, have experimented with resting their gins in barrels.
One Gin co-founder Ian Spooner said: “We rested our award-winning classic sage gin in freshly emptied port barrels to produce a delicious, ruby-coloured gin, bursting with spice and complex characters.
“Port and sage are a match made in heaven and we are very excited to bring this limited edition to the One Gin family, especially for Christmas. It is a superb gin which should appeal to gin lovers looking for something exciting and different this festive season.”
One Gin, in partnership with The One Foundation, helps fund sustainable water projects in some of the world’s poorest communities. At least 10 per cent of its profit goes towards the foundation’s activities, with the One brand raising more than £20 million in total over the last 15 years.
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