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Milea Estate

Milea Estate
Chardonnay Barrel Aged Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 42.25%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$32

Milea Estate
Chardonnay Barrel Aged Gin

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 42.25%
Slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of apple brandy, sourdough rye fig pastry, herbal roasted potatoes, and petrol and camphor with a supple, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk finish with nuances of herbal bark, pepper dust, cinnamon, and pine sap. A perplexing barrel aged gin with plenty of pine, petrol and pepper notes.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild, Spirity & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: apple brandy, sourdough rye fig pastry, herbal roasted potatoes, and petrol and camphor
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of herbal bark, pepper dust, cinnamon, and pine sap
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A perplexing barrel aged gin with plenty of pine, petrol and pepper notes.

The Producer

Milea Estate Vineyard

The Producer
450 Hollow Road
Staatsburg, NY 12580
USA
1 845-264-0403

Their Portfolio

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.