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Bluecoat

Bluecoat
Barrel Finished Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 47%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$34.90

Bluecoat
Barrel Finished Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 47%
Bright golden yellow color. Interesting, toasty, woody aromas and flavors of creme brulee, cedar mulch, suede, and pepper with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a peppery, intricate, long spiced orange and melon, mixed peppercorns, juniper-mint cream on raisin rye toast, and toffee finish. A vivacious barrel aged, rye-like gin that retains the spicy, racy character of its gin base; try in gin on rye cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Spicy, Spirity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: creme brulee, cedar mulch, suede, and pepper
Taste Flavor: spiced orange and melon, mixed peppercorns, juniper-mint cream on raisin rye toast, and toffee
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Brown Derby, Vieux Carré, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vivacious barrel aged, rye-like gin that retains the spicy, racy character of its gin base; try in gin on rye cocktails.

The Producer

Philadelphia Distilling

The Producer
12285 McNulty Road No. 105
Philadelphia, PA 19154
USA
1 215-671-0346

Their Portfolio

89 Bluecoat American Dry Gin 47% (USA) $28.90.
92 Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin 47% (USA) $34.90.

Barrel Aged Gin

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Serve in a Shot Glass
Barrel-aged gin has become a trendy spirit produced by numerous artisan distillers in America. Actually they are bringing this tradition back as barrel-aged gin has been made on the Spanish island of Menorca for more than two hundred years, with white oak barrels being the preferred vessel.

The current barrel-aged gins made in America have a brown color, derived from the bourbon barrels in which it is matured. This technique gives these gins aromas of vanilla and caramel.

These gins are served either over ice or serve as the base of cocktails such as an Old Fashioned or Manhattan.

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