Captive Spirits Bourbon Barreled Big Gin
Captive Spirits // Washington, USA
This Bourbon Barreled Big Gin is a variant on the wildly popular flagship dry-style gin from Captive Spirits in Seattle, Washington. Founded by Ben Capdevielle (a third generation distiller) and Holly Robinson, the gin is derived from a 100% corn base spirit, and it uses a botanical bill of coriander, bitter orange peel, grains of paradise (ossame or alligator pepper), angelica, cassia, cardamom, orris, Tasmanian pepper berry, and, of course, juniper. The spirit then rests for six months in ex-bourbon barrels, sourced from the Heaven Hill Distilleries. Fun fact: Capdevielle's cocktail recommendation is to pour three ounces of barrel-aged Big Gin in a wine glass--and drinking it. Bottled at 47% ABV.
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.