Hernö Juniper Cask Gin
Hernö // Sweden
This gin from Hernö is made by taking their recipe for their gin and aging it in 39-liter casks made from juniper wood. It is aged for 30 days and bottled at 47% ABV. The gin itself is comprised of 8 botanicals which include the requisite juniper berries, vanilla, meadowsweet, lingonberries, and black pepper, all of which are certified organic. Note: This is not currently available for sale in the U.S., but can be found in many European countries including the U.K.
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 aroma from the glass is full of a cedar-like aroma with the piney juniper berries coming in close after. Lots to discover as you taste. the coriander and black pepper come along as do woody twigs. Really intriguing. The gin has a touch of sweetness, but finishes dry. The finish is an exhalation of coriander. This is a gin to sip and savor, much as you would a whiskey. But would make lovely sour cocktails as well. Many notes to play off."