Firkin Gin Islay Rested

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Product Information

Closure: Wax-sealed synthetic cork stopper

More about Firkin Gin Islay Rested

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: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Firkin Gin is made in batches (by an undisclosed Scottish distiller) of around 250 bottles and is distilled with four botanicals (juniper, coriander seed, angelica root and orris root). This particular limited edition was then aged in ex-Lagavulin 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 resinous piney juniper, newly sawn oak, cinnamon spice, nutmeg, smouldering wood smoke and faint old-fashioned antiseptic.

Taste:

Initial honey sweetness is quickly dried by piney oak and light wood smoke. Warming black pepper spice, sweetened lime peel, ash, vanilla and sea salt.

Aftertaste:

The long finish is a continuation of the palate.

Overall:

Like many aged gins this Islay influenced gin will offend many gin drinkers but delight a few.

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