Full Review

Oaken

Oaken
Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 45%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$40

Oaken
Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 45%
Brilliant gold color. Bright, savory, sweet aromas and flavors of bbq embers, mocha, charred coconut, and glued wood with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length spiced nuts, cola float, wet lumber, and smoked peppers and bbq finish. A sturdy, very woody barrel-aged gin that will function more like a dark rum in cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Funky & spicy
Aroma Aroma: bbq embers, mocha, charred coconut, and glued wood
Taste Flavor: spiced nuts, cola float, wet lumber, and smoked peppers and bbq
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Dark & Stormy, Gin Apple Cider, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sturdy, very woody barrel-aged gin that will function more like a dark rum in cocktails.

The Producer

Victoria Spirits

The Producer
6170 Old Saanick Road
Victoria, BC V9E 2G8
Canada
1 250-516-6509

Their Portfolio

92 Left Coast Hemp Vodka 40% (Canada) $32.00.
84 Oaken Gin 45% (Canada) $40.00.
91 Victoria Gin 45% (Canada) $35.00.

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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