Big Gin McCarthy's Single Barrel

Barrel-Aged Gin

Big Gin // Washington, USA


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Big Gin McCarthy's Single Barrel is a barrel-aged gin made by Captive Spirits Distilling in Seattle. Using the brand's Big Gin London Dry Gin as a base, it rests for 18 months in former McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt Whiskey casks. This single malt whiskey is distilled a Clear Creek Distilling and uses 100% Scottish peated malted barley and Oregon oak in its production. Only 46 cases produced and availability is limited to Hood River and Captive Spirits tasting rooms.

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  • Barrel-Aged Gin
    Gin which spends some time in barrels, generally not more than a few months at a time, although there is no legal definition for this style.
  • Cask Type
    ex-McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt barrels

Tasting Notes

"Big Gin's fairly gentle botanical character gets an invigorating lift from the peat-accented Oregon oak cask here. The brooding sweetness from the barrel gives the Juniper and coriander a nice backdrop to play off of from start to finish. Certainly worth a go in a dirty martini. "

Score 84

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