Glorious Gin: Oaked
We’ve been experimenting with ‘resting’ our Glorious Gin in oak barrels since 2011. Over that time we have produced 4 unique batches, each with a different oak treatment. Our original formula picks up notes of vanilla, baking spices, and a warmth from its time in oak.
“After one glorious year in virgin American oak barrels, the juniper and lemon really pop, while the rosemary, ginger and grapefruit take up subtler background positions. And the barrel itself adds a note of vanilla that highlights the white whiskey base.
Unlike many gins that are basically infused vodkas, Breuckelen's gin is distilled from wheat grown in upstate New York. In fact, they barrel-age the same wheat spirit to make their 77 Whiskey. So by barrel-aging the gin, they came up with a spirit that artfully bridges the gap between gin and whiskey.