Style: Aged

Aged Gins are often rested in barrels which formerly held another spirit, such as whiskey.Aged Gins, sometimes also referred to as “Barreled Gins,” “Barrel Rested Gin,” or the more archaic “Yellow Gin” are simply gins which have been aged in wood after distillation.

Aged Gins as a category of their own are a relatively new invention. They were largely a product of the 00’s-10’s gin renaissance and a glut of used barrels on the second hand market (after all, keep in mind bourbons can only be rested in new barrels). Distillers began experimenting with limited edition releases of their gins aged in whatever barrels they had around. In the late 10’s, distillers are starting to be more intentional, designing their gins to work with the flavors wood can impart. Today’s aged gins use wine barrels, bourbon barrels, rye barrels— anything.

There is some historicity to the style of aged gin. Before glass bottles were widely available, nearly all spirits were kept in barrels. These barrels were used multiple times; therefore, it’s unlikely the effect would be as pronounced. Other gins, including Seagram’s High and Dry (up until about 2010) and Booth’s Finest promoted their time in a barrel as a selling point.

McClintock’s Reserve

Last updated March 13th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Sourland Mountain Reserve Gin

Last updated January 31st, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Aged Perry’s Tot Gin

Last updated December 17th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Juniper’s Wit Barrel Aged Gin

Last updated December 9th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Citadelle Réserve

Last updated November 24th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

No Mistake Old Tom Gin

Last updated November 12th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Coppers Barrel Gin

Last updated August 17th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Black Fox Oaked Gin

Last updated August 5th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Old Hollywood Ginn

Last updated July 22nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Woodcut Barrel Rested Gin

Last updated January 23rd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Ginifer Chilli Gin

Last updated September 23rd, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Tobermory Heavily Peated Oloroso Cask Bathtub Gin

Last updated September 18th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll
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