No. 209 Chardonnay Barrel Reserve Gin
Harkening back to our winemaking roots, we age our flagship No. 209 Gin in used wine barrels from our sister winery Edge Hill Estate, the original birthplace of Distillery No. 209. We hand-select French oak barrels that once housed the Edge Hill Bacigalupi Chardonnay and other noted California Chardonnays and age our No. 209 Gin for approximately 4 months. A sweet and almost fruity entry followed by a gin-inspired mid-palate with juniper, cardamom, orange and a hint of eucalyptus create a distinctively different spirit with toasted oak and pronounced butterscotch notes.
• 94 pts: “Light amber; toasty, vanilla nose; butterscotch and crème brûlée; mellow, smooth and balanced, rich and long. A great Martini gin!” –Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel