Ginvitational Day 7! This barrel aged gin from Manifest takes their base gin spirit and rests it in a whiskey barrel for some period of time. Information for some earlier batches is available in regards to the aging time. As a fan of the regular gin, I'm looking forward to this. Let's dive in.
Bright juniper, lots of citrus peel and some nice oak. Cassia, toffee and a hint of sweet maple. Lots going on. Really bright fruit note, lemon and lime, that is super inviting.
Sweet toffee, cream, honey and a dash of cinnamon. Bright lemon and lime, hint of white pepper and orange peel. Shortcake, really crisp juniper. Decadent with a hint of floral character.
Medium finish, but lots going on. More floral here, some pine, some juniper and nice pepper. Hint of orange peel, some lavender.
This is really impressive. Rarely do I find myself more impressed with a barrel aged gin over an unrated one but this is hitting all the right notes for me. Huge fan.