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Nouaison

Nouaison
Cognac Cask Aged Reserve Gin Batch LP-A20103

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 42%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$48

Nouaison
Cognac Cask Aged Reserve Gin Batch LP-A20103

Category: Barrel Aged Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 42%
Medium golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of candied orange peel, ginger, cassia tea, and peppermint with a round, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a charming, long finish that presents accents of citrus and ginger candies, black licorice, cinnamon orange black tea, and chamomile. Delicious barrel flavors mingle in harmony with the botanicals; a lovely sipper with quiet aromatics.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: candied orange peel, ginger, cassia tea, and peppermint
Taste Flavor: citrus and ginger candies, black licorice, cinnamon orange black tea, and chamomile
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Delicious barrel flavors mingle in harmony with the botanicals; a lovely sipper with quiet aromatics.

The Producer

Maison Villevert

The Producer
Villevert
16100 Merpins
+33 -5 45 35 32 00

Their Portfolio

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93 Nouaison Cognac Cask Aged Reserve Gin Batch LP-A20103 42% (France) $48.00.

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.