Distillery No. 209 Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Reserve Gin

Barrel-Aged Gin

Distillery No. 209 // California, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    95
  • Avg. Rating

    4.0
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 4 )

Distillery No. 209 is located on Pier 50 in San Francisco, California. This gin is made by ageing their flagship gin for about six months in French oak barrels previously used in the making of Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Rudd Oakville Estate in Napa Valley. It is bottled at 46% ABV.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • 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-cabernet sauvignon French oak

Tasting Notes

"Making gin in San Francisco, ageing in wine barrels must have been an appealing experiment to try. It's one that has paid off beautifully here. Whereas many barrel-aged gins feature a clash of botanicals and charred-oak whiskey casks, the Cabernet Sauvignon barrels used here lend a rich, fruity character with notes of currants and vanilla. Complemented by the bold botanicals, including the standout cardamom, it's a lovely spirit that would undoubtedly show well in cocktails."

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