About Barrel Aged Gin

About Barrel Aged Gin
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.

Top Picks for Barrel Aged Gin

District Made Barrel Rested Ivy City Gin
96 points
A complex, lengthy barrel aged gin that will make stupendous stirred cocktails; dive into a pour of this flavor bomb to discover notes of citrus, spice, pastry and more.
Awards: 2020 Best Barrel Aged Gin
Copperworks Distilling Company Northwest Cask Finished Gin Release No. 045
95 points
A great barrel aged gin with cascading waves of flavor and finesse.
Awards: 2022 Best Barrel Aged Gin
An Dúlamán Santa Ana Armada Strength Barrel Aged Gin
95 points
A rich and complex barrel-aged gin that will inspire endless cocktail experimentation.
Cathedral Ledge Distillery Barrel Aged Gin
94 points
A rock solid barrel-aged gin that will be quite versatile.
Martin Miller’s 9 Moons Solera Reserve Barrel Aged Gin
94 points
A supple and elegant barrel aged gin with a delicious range of well balanced flavors.
Rehorst Bottled in Bond Barrel Aged Gin
93 points
A rich, herbal, quite tasty Barrel Aged gin to sip on the rocks or serve in a wide array of upscale cocktails.
Absaroka Double Cask Barrel Aged Gin
92 points
A superb barrel-aged gin bursting with a cornucopia of flavors.
Cadée Epic Sht Bourbon Barrel Finished Gin
91 points
A delicate and gratifying barrel-aged gin that will play well in stirred cocktails.
Boone County Jail Barrel Aged Gin
90 points
A distinctive flavor journey; a perfumed, powdery floral nose leads into a robust and spicy palate.
Rabbit Hole Batch 003 Barrel Finished Gin
89 points
A flavor-packed barrel-aged gin with plenty to offer gin and whisky fans.