New Riff Bourbon Barreled Kentucky Wild Gin
New Riff // Kentucky, USA
This gin from New Riff takes their Kentucky Wild Gin as a base and ages it for seven months in their used O.K.I. Bourbon barrels. They then add more of their unaged gin prior to bottling. They suggest it as a whiskey replacement in classic whiskey cocktails like the Martinez. These notes are for Batch #1, which has limited availability. Fear not, New Riff plans to release more.
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.
Cask Typeused bourbon barrels
"The nose is too hot at first, like vanilla extract and mint leaf are melting together. If you let the alcohol blow off the mint leaf becomes more raw and the vanilla more genuine. The palate has a lot of heat and mostly dabbles in American whiskey flavors such as vanilla, wood tannins, and char marks, but pine and juniper clear away those flavors and remind you it is still Gin. Try this in a Martinez."