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Ahoy

Ahoy
Barrel-Aged Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 41.2%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$39

Ahoy
Barrel-Aged Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 41.2%
Slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of hints of cinnamon candies, allspice, and cologne with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a tingling, brisk finish with accents of menthol-mint, ginseng, and hints of incense. A solid Barrel Aged Gin with just a hint of barrel-rested character.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: hints of cinnamon candies, allspice, and cologne
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of menthol-mint, ginseng, and hints of incense
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Gin Martini, Gimlet, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid Barrel Aged Gin with just a hint of barrel-rested character.

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86 Ahoy Barrel-Aged Gin 41.2% (France) $39.00.

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.