Saturday, 11 February 2017
11.2.17 Sherry Casks now Used for Gin
Sherry casks have long enhanced the flavour profile of whisky, brandy and rum, but now gin as well! Master of Malt, an online spirits company which also acts as an independent bottler under the name That Boutique-y Whisky Company, has just launched two gins aged in Sherry casks under a new name of That Boutique-y Gin Company. Both are distilled by the Ableforth Distillery in Kent (UK), famous for their brand Bathtub Gin, and it is this gin which has been bottled from two different casks.
The first gin has spent six months in a first fill 50 litre Pedro Ximenez cask and this tiny release of just 105 50cl bottles has a strength of 43.4%. The second gin has spent six months in a first fill 50 litre Palo Cortado cask with only 100 50cl bottles available at a strength of 57%, known in the gin business as "navy strength". It would be very interesting to try them and see how Sherry affects gin, but it will not be easy with such small quantities available.