Full Review

Vapor Distillery

Vapor Distillery
Boulder Ginskey

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 47%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$40
2018 Best Barrel Aged Gin

Vapor Distillery
Boulder Ginskey

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 47%
Bright amber color. Spicy aromas of fine furniture, lavender studded caramel, cinnamon candies, licorice, ginseng, and allspice dram with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, nuanced, medium-long cracked juniper, eucalyptus-vanilla, gardenia incense, creme de violette, fresh cut grass, and good n plenty candies finish. A delicious and complex, spice-bomb of a barrel-aged gin that will add a hybrid of bourbon and gin flavors to your cocktail repertoire.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Herbal, Rich & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fine furniture, lavender studded caramel, cinnamon candies, licorice, ginseng, and allspice dram
Taste Flavor: cracked juniper, eucalyptus-vanilla, gardenia incense, creme de violette, fresh cut grass, and good n plenty candies
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Pegu Club, Martinez, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and complex, spice-bomb of a barrel-aged gin that will add a hybrid of bourbon and gin flavors to your cocktail repertoire.

The Producer

Zephyr Spirits DBA Vapor Distillery

The Producer
5311 Western Avenue #180
Boulder, CO 80301
USA
1 303-995-4240

Their Portfolio

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92 Rhok 114 Navy Strength Gin 57% (USA) $35.00.
93 Vapor Distillery Boulder New Western Gin 47% (USA) $33.00.
96 Vapor Distillery Boulder Ginskey 47% (USA) $40.00.
85 Vapor Distillery Boulder Vodka 40% (USA) $25.00.

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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