Firkin Gin

R.I.P. - No longer made
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Product Information

Closure: Wax-sealed natural cork stopper

More about Firkin Gin

Produced by: Undisclosed producer in the UK
Owned by: Gleann Mor Spirits Company
UK consumer PR by: Rubber Lips PR
UK trade PR by: Rubber Lips PR
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alc./vol: 46%

Proof: 92°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 3 months

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Launched in April 2015, Firkin Gin is made in batches (by an undisclosed Scottish distiller) of around 250 bottles. It is distilled with 4 botanicals (juniper, coriander seed, angelica root and orris root) and then aged for around 3 mouths in American oak whisky casks. (A firkin is a type of cask.)
Each bottle is individually hand-filled, corked, sealed, labelled and wax dipped.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 27/12/2015

Appearance:

Clean, golden amber.

Aroma:

Pungent spicy resinous pine, eucalyptus and hay. Faint hints of smoky bacon/ Frazzles crisps. Water reveals lemon barley water and crushed mint leaves.

Taste:

Piney juniper, dry toasty oak, warming spice and faint mint.

Aftertaste:

Bark and smouldering wood with lingering aniseed and warming spice.

Overall:

A big assertive gin with a high bottling strength amplifying dry oak tannins from oak aging – perhaps for too long, or in under seasoned casks.

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