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Bristow

Bristow
4 Year Old Reserve Barrel Aged Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 56.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$74

Bristow
4 Year Old Reserve Barrel Aged Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 56.5%
Light clear golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of candied orange, old polish oak furniture and spiced nuts, leather and turkish tobacco, and vanilla salted caramel with a round, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, involved, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of vanilla and butterscotch, dark chocolate and pine resin, nutmeg, chai tea, and cardamon, mincemeat pie, and milk chocolate covered strawberry. An interesting and spicy orange nose that comes alive as Gin with juniper and cardamon on the palate.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: candied orange, old polish oak furniture and spiced nuts, leather and turkish tobacco, and vanilla salted caramel
Taste Flavor: vanilla and butterscotch, dark chocolate and pine resin, nutmeg, chai tea, and cardamon, mincemeat pie, and milk chocolate covered strawberry
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting and spicy orange nose that comes alive as Gin with juniper and cardamon on the palate.

The Producer

Cathead Distillery

The Producer
422 South Farish Street
Jackson, MS 39201
USA
1 601-667-3038

Their Portfolio

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.