Fermented in Ransom Spirits spent Gin Barrels, The Gin Barrel One has nothing subtle about it. The cider is fermented for about ten days in the barrel, then transferred and aged again in a gin barrel for three months. The cider has no juice add back, sulfites added, or any carbonation. Perfect for the gin lover, the notes of Juniper & other botanicals come through in the nose, all the way to the finish. Appearance is cloudy, no carbonation at all. At discretion, the cider maker adds a touch of ginger to this batch, and releases in draft form only as Ginnger.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle at 2013 Cider Summit PDX. Clear pale yellow color, with slight bubbling. Aroma of tart apple and subtle spruce. Taste of tart apple, with just a hint of dryness from the gin barrel. Finishes bone dry.
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