Long Table Bourbon Barrel Aged Gin

Canada - Long Table Aged GinThe distillers at Long Table Distillery [among Vancouver’s first btw] take their classic London Dry Gin and age it in 30L oak barrels, formerly used to hold Bourbon. Their Bourbon Barrel Aged Gin is a limited edition spirit, with a pleasing goldenrod hue to it. It. Alike their other gins, this one rests on a foundation of botanicals from wild and other sources around the world, and has been distilled on their 300 L copper pot still.

Impressions

Lemon and white grapefruit zest on the nose, with buttery, wood laden notes just underneath. Cinnamon toast notes of butter, cinnamon sugar and even caramel. Really melds some of the olfactory character of both bourbon and gin. A lot to like here.

The spirit itself has a nice viscosity, and the aromatic character evolves steadily and gently on the palate. There’s also a heaviness to it that’s quite nice. Twisted lemon zests, crisp oak, flaky pastry and silky vanilla notes. Pine-laden juniper comes on toward the finish along with a touch of fennel. The finish is medium in length with a nice warmth, accompanied by a late hint of mintiness and anethole.

Quite nice on its own, it shows a lot of promise as a mixer. It seems a good aged gin, and one that we’d be excited to try a full bottle of at some point in the future.

Vitals

Price: $40 CDN / 375 mL
Proof: 90
Distiller: Long Table Distillery
Origin: British Columbia, Canada
Availability: Limited edition, in British Columbia only.
Rating: A well-balanced aged gin with a delightful inviting nose and a smooth, wood-laden, botanically-bright palate. [Rating:3.5/5]

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Readers' Reviews

Last updated May 2nd, 2015 by Aaron

3 thoughts on “Long Table Bourbon Barrel Aged Gin

  • May 2, 2015by Tom Woll

    I had the pleasure of finding Long Table gin at the Four Seasons hotel bar in Vancouver. A superb gin, with soft aromatics and botanicals that don’t overwhelm. highly recommended.

  • May 2, 2015by Bob Himmelsbach

    I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee – where would I purchase this gin?

  • May 3, 2015by AaronPost author

    Sadly, I think it’s only available on the Canadian West Coast right now. Short of a vacation to there, I’m not sure there’s any place stateside that has it. Check out the more local Corsair Barrel Aged. Pretty good as well, and likely available in your area.

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