Cathead Distillery announced the release of three age statements of its award-winning Bristow Gin, in one-, four-, and seven-year Barrel Aged Reserves. Aged in brand new American oak barrels, the gin’s signature blend of botanicals evolves as the oak imparts both character and depth to the recipe through an infusion of citrus, caramel, cardamom and vanilla, the company says. With the brand’s highly celebrated Bristow Gin recipe serving as the base, all three barrel-aged releases are comprised of 11 botanicals, including juniper, angelica root, cardamom, cassia bark, clove, coriander, hyssop, licorice root, lemon verbena, sweet orange peel, and bitter orange extract, it adds. On that palate, this gin presents more familiar notes from a whiskey than a gin, with subtle hints of juniper that pop through with flavors of matured oak and whiskey, caramels, vanillas, and pops of herbal notes, it says. Similar to its four-year-old counterpart, Bristow Barrel Aged Reserve, 7 Year has been scaled down to 113 proof, it notes. The 2022 release of all three Bristow Barrel Aged Reserve age statements now are available with limited availability in select retailers in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee, with online ordering coming soon through Cathead Distillery’s online store.
Cathead Distillery, Jackson, Miss.
Distribution: Select markets, online
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