The Woodcut printing technique dates back centuries and involves carving wood to then imprint images or text onto something else. Hand selected used whiskey barrels are our wood of choice, influencing our award winning Navy Strength gin over a half-year period of cohabitation. What comes out of the barrel is a refined spirit; rich and complex with a smooth botanical finish.
We source our barrels locally, days after they have been emptied ensuring maximum flavor. Once we are finished they are passed along to local breweries, continuing the path of local flavor development. What to do with a barrel finished gin?
When used in a Negroni the words “umami” have been uttered more than a few times, and stirring up an Old Fashioned becomes not so old fashioned anymore.
The warmth and spices from the bourbon fall in love with the bright and complex gin, and they live happily ever after.
“Made with a Navy Strength gin base rested in ex-Bourbon barrels, this gin has a light straw tint and aromatics that suggest a classic dry gin: mild juniper and citrus, plus a hint of almond nods to the oak influence. The palate is distinctly sweet and light, weaving honey, coriander seed and lemon peel with lychee-like floral notes. Plenty of white pepper and ginger braces up the zingy finish. Think gin and tonics.” 92 Points.
-Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2017
“To taste, the vanillin heavy sweet tones of the oak have added a dimension to the citrus upfront, but haven’t diminished the overall botanical brightness. There’s palpable oak ageing for sure, but not too much and this allows the gin to emerge enriched rather than battle worn. The caramelised citrus finish lingers long after the sip and it’s an expression that many fans of the genre would enjoy.”
-Gin Foundry UK 2017
“Aromas of dark-chocolate-covered-cherries and baked apricots. Flavours of dried fruits and hazelnuts, before a bright burst of fresh fruit that is jammy and succulent: raspberry, peach and apricot, along with a little green leafiness and floral violet flavours.” Silver ‘Outstanding’ Medal.