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Lafite French Traders Gin

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    3 Years

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  • Intro:

    Ginvitational Day 5! This is Lafite French Traders Gin, a barrel aged gin from the folks who made Fenimore: Cooperstown Distillery. Made from winter wheat (white) and aged for 3 years in their used bourbon barrels, this should have quite a bit of barrel influence, which I'm looking forward to trying. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    Cream, orange peel, pepper, cassia (cinnamon), toasted almond and caramel. Faint juniper, rich cardamom. Enjoyable, with plenty going on.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel - the oak is present right away. Toffee, burnt sugar, caramel, orange peel and pepper. Faint soapstone, nice cinnamon note. Some nutmeg.

  • Finish:

    Long, cinnamon and oak forward. This has lots going on, and that bouquet of barrel notes is is excellent without being too over bearing.

  • Overall:

    Whew - this is a really impressive look at a barrel gin that walks the line of gin notes and barrel influence with mastery. In a cocktail, this is perfect as a stand in for whiskey in an old fashioned, and also brings a gimlet all sorts of complexity. Neat it's delightful, especially with a couple extra ABV points. Big fan.

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  • By t8ke
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