Big Spring Spirits 7 Governors' Gin (Barrel Aged)
Big Spring Spirits // Pennsylvannia, USA
The Big Springs Distillery is a result of native central Pennsylvanians who took their education from Penn State to create a distillery in the neighboring town of Bellefonte. The Nittany Lions picked the location for its esteemed water source and proximity to the region’s celebrated grains. For this barrel-aged gin a mash bill of 100% corn was selected and a fairly robust ABV of 47.2% alcohol chosen.
Barrel-Aged GinGin 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.
"The barrel’s influence is immediately recognized in the aromatics which show a beautiful spectrum of flavors including baked vanilla bean, licorice candy, and, the Christmastime scents of juniper and pumpkin pie. The barrel influence smacks of American oak which, when paired with the corn spirit base, creates the very favorable impression of Bourbon whiskey. This rich, oily spirit is very enjoyable on it’s own, but I would also love to try this substituted for American whiskey in a variety of cocktails."