Barrel-Finished Genevieve Gin
Hotaling & Co. // California, USA
Distilled at San Francisco-based Hotaling & Co. (formerly known as Anchor Distilling Co.), this is an aged version of their Genevieve genever-style gin. Genevieve was first introduced in 2007 and is made in the traditional oude genever-style beginning with a mash of wheat, barley, and rye. This barrel-finished version utilizes the distillery's once-used Old Potrero Straight Rye Whiskey barrels. Aged for 33 months, the gin is bottled at 47.3% ABV.
Genever-StyleProduced outside of the designated areas allowed for genever (Netherlands, Belguim, and specific areas of France and Germany). These products are produced in the style of genever using a malt-wine as its base, but the amount isn't regulated. Aging is not required, but is allowed. Not a legally recognized category.
Cask Typeused rye barrels
"Mature and elegant, like well-cellared wine. The aroma is exotic and balanced with honey, beer malt, bitter lemon, and balsam scented candles. The palate is initially smooth and opens with dark sugars like honey and molasses. Beer malt and vanilla soda add lift to the mid-palate. Traditional botanical flavors give a refreshing bitter finish. Enjoy this as a nice chaser in a Boilermaker, a good base for a Highball, or neat."