Stonecutter Single Barrel Gin
Stonecutter Spirits // Vermont, USA
The Stonecutter Distillery is located in historic Middlebury, Vermont. The name derives from the masons and stone crafters that called this corner of New England home in the 1800s. The founders hope to capture some of yesteryear’s old fashioned practices by carefully aging gin and whiskey and to create craft spirits by using quality ingredients and unhurried maturation. For the gin, bourbon barrels house the distillate for four to six months.
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.
"For a barrel-aged spirit, the color of this gin is surprisingly light and translucent. In a similar fashion, the nose first kicks up a heady combination of medicinal juniper and crisp citrus peel before notes of burnt sugar and vanilla bean from the barrel become more apparent. The botanicals are not revealed by the distillery, but the flavor profile seems fairly traditional with notes of spring flowers, black tea, and a bit of spicy, cracked pepper. The spirit has a nice balance of fresh gin flavors and a warming, round oak character. It is quite drinkable on its own, but it could certainly be a tasty addition to a punch."