One Eight Distilling Untitled Gin No. 1
One Eight Distilling // Washington D.C., USA
This is a barrel-rested take on One Eight distilling’s Ivy City Gin. The Washington DC gin features a grain-forward mash bill (63% rye, 26% corn, and 11% malted rye) and the inclusion of the distillery’s signature botanical sagebrush along with more common citrus and juniper infusions. There is a robust 52% alcohol and ex-bourbon barrels are used for 3-10 months of maturation.
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 gin has a pleasing pale gold color and immediately shows intense aromas of juniper, sweet oak, and exotic spice. When tried neat, the spirit has a very powerful kick from its elevated ABV and boasts a long, spicy finish. An ice cube or three certainly helps to temper some of the perceived heat, but going a step further and adding at least an even part sweet vermouth and dashes of bitters and maraschino liqueur to create a very delicious Martinez cocktail will do even better."