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This is a seasonal gin release from Castle & Key in Kentucky. Sporting a modified recipe to celebrate the Fall weather, this gin is bottled at 51.5% ABV and uses slightly different botanicals. I picked this up when I was in KY to pick our New Riff barrel, and have spent the last couple months working through the bottle. Let's dive in.
Sweet juniper, honey and loads of cinnamon. Pine, faint sap, pepper.
Thick mouth feel with a syrupy structure. Heat very nicely in check. Lots of cinnamon here, pine and juniper in the back ground with some anise and pepper.
Long, but the cinnamon takes over the show here. Heat is still very well behaved, but it's hard to hear over the cinnamon here.
I like this, as it exhibits some great character but the dominance of the cinnamon character is a bit disappointing. For a fall drink, this drinks more like a winter ensamble, in my opinion. That said, it's still solid. If we're being choosy, though, I'm all in on the Restoration London Dry, and a whole lot of it.