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Ransom

Ransom
Old Tom Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 44%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$38

Ransom
Old Tom Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 44%
Golden amber color. Spicy aromas of gingerbread cookies, peppered olives, star anise, sourdough, and banana bread with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a quick black toast and scorched pine finish. A toasty Barrel Aged Gin for smoky cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Smoky & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: gingerbread cookies, peppered olives, star anise, sourdough, and banana bread
Taste Flavor: black toast and scorched pine
Smoothness Smoothness: Silky
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Penicillin, Gimlet, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty Barrel Aged Gin for smoky cocktails.

The Producer

Ransom Spirits

The Producer
23101 Houser Rd
Sheridan, OR 97378
USA
1 503-876-5022

Their Portfolio

93 Ransom Dry Gin 44% (USA) $29.00.
85 Ransom Rye, Barley & Wheat Whiskey 46.7% (USA) $53.15.
86 Ransom Old Tom Gin 44% (USA) $38.00.

Barrel Aged Gin

Spirits Glass Shot Amber.jpg
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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