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Fords

Fords
Officer’s Reserve Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: United Kingdom
Alcohol: 54.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$31.99

Fords
Officer’s Reserve Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: United Kingdom
Alcohol: 54.5%
Slivery straw color. Aromas of black pepper, vanilla bonbon, yogurt, struck match, and cannabis with a velvety, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, cheery vanilla pastry cream, juniper, and candied finish. Vanilla notes make this a great gin for cream or egg white drinks; try in a Ramos Gin Fizz.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich, Herbal & Candied
Aroma Aroma: black pepper, vanilla bonbon, yogurt, struck match, and cannabis
Taste Flavor: vanilla pastry cream, juniper, and candied
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Earl Grey Martini, Ramos Gin Fizz, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Vanilla notes make this a great gin for cream or egg white drinks; try in a Ramos Gin Fizz.

The Producer

Fords Gin

The Producer
154 Grand St.
New York, NY 10013
USA

Their Portfolio

89 Fords London Dry Gin 45% (United Kingdom) $23.99.
85 Fords Officer’s Reserve Gin 54.5% (United Kingdom) $31.99.

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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