Few Barrel Aged Gin
Few Barrel Aged Gin made by FEW Spirits in Illinois, USA. It was aged in oak barrels, and the result of this is an increased level of sweetness, complexity and spice. In fact, you could be forgiven for thinking this was a genever. Very interesting. Exuding subtle notes of fennel & peppery spices, while a smoky smoothness from the charred barrel permeates the juniper, this gin, but has the maturity of a bourbon.
Few was one of the earliest distilleries to really push this question. Even as early as 2012, Few Barrel Aged Gin was on shelves in liquor stores, challenging not only our notion of where the boundaries between spirits lie— but challenging our notions of what gin is and can be.
In the late 2010’s this may seem trite. Even over with. “Of course barrel-rested gin is a thing.” But it’s worth appreciating that Few Spirits was among those innovating and helping make this once experimental category something that you can find at the liquor store down the street.
Tasting Notes Of Few Barrel Aged Gin
Rich, spiced aromas. Hints of lemon peel, earthy juniper and sugared peels.
Rich, almost biscuity palate. Cloves, stem ginger, hints of tart berry fruit, oily juniper and rich spice. Quite herbal after a time in the glass.
Long, gingerbread-lined finish. Berry fruits on the tail.