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McHenry

McHenry
Barrel Aged Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30

McHenry
Barrel Aged Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 40%
Slivery straw color. Lively, attractive, spicy creamy aromas and flavors of spiced meringue and nougat, coconut creme brulee, peach scone, and floral juniper with a satiny, soft, fruity medium body and a warming, complex, long sarsaparilla float, white chocolate graham crackers, peppercorns, and delicate herbs finish. A delicious, harmonious marriage of fruity gin and creamy spicy oak.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex & rich
Aroma Aroma: spiced meringue and nougat, coconut creme brulee, peach scone, and floral juniper
Taste Flavor: sarsaparilla float, white chocolate graham crackers, peppercorns, and delicate herbs
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: French 75, Ramos Gin Fizz, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, harmonious marriage of fruity gin and creamy spicy oak.

The Producer

McHenry Distillery

The Producer
229 Radnor Road
Port Arthur, Tasmania, 7182
Australia
61 -03 6250 2533

Their Portfolio

89 McHenry "Puer" Triple Distilled Vodka 40% (Australia) $43.99.
86 McHenry Classic Dry Gin 40% (Australia) $20.00.
90 McHenry Barrel Aged Gin 40% (Australia) $30.00.
85 McHenry Navy Strength Gin 57% (Australia) $30.00.

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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