Firkin Gin Islay Rested

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alc./vol:
46%

Proof:
92°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
No age statement

Closure: Wax-sealed synthetic cork stopper

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.) Read more

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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