Full Review

An Dúlamán

An Dúlamán
Santa Ana Armada Strength Barrel Aged Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 57%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$49

An Dúlamán
Santa Ana Armada Strength Barrel Aged Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 57%
Gold color. Inviting aromas and flavors of moist raisin cake, grilled stone fruits, honeyed herbs, and kid leather with a satiny, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, distinctive, long finish with notes of spiced candied citrus peels, violet pastilles, and pink pepper and caramel chews. A rich and complex Barrel-Aged Gin that will inspire endless cocktail experimentation.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity, Spicy & Rich
Aroma Aroma: moist raisin cake, grilled stone fruits, honeyed herbs, and kidd leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced candied citrus peels, violet pastilles, and pink pepper and caramel car
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Gin Martini, Gimlet, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and complex barrel-aged gin that will inspire endless cocktail experimentation.

The Importer

Preiss Imports, LLC

The Importer
432 Maple Street, Suite 4
Ramona, CA 92065
USA
1 760-789-9000

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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.