No 209 Gin Barrel Reserve Cab Sauv
The guys at the 209 distillery aptly describe this spirit as gin with wine country roots! It is a boutique gin that has slowly aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, yielding a gin that evokes bourbon, fine cognac, and even aged rum.
‘This extraordinary gin should be first sampled neat, or serve chilled with a single cube of ice’. American Cocktails
‘95 points. All in all this is a sensational gin which deserves to be sipped entirely on its own.’ Drink Me Magazine
About the BrandA love of gin and reverence for tradition is how the 209 distillery describe themselves, embracing the city’s heritage and reputation for innovation as natural backdrop to distilling spirits. It is the only distillery in the world that is built over water – on renovated Pier 50 in San Francisco. The distillation process uses a pot-still to extract flavors and alcohol in vapor form which is then captured and condensed into gin. It is both an art and a science, each distillation takes nearly 11 hours, not including the overnight maceration process. No. 209 Gin’s base spirit is four-times column-distilled from Midwestern corn and has a smooth, almost sweet finish. The water used is pure snowmelt from the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. After letting the botanicals macerate slowly in the Forsythe’s copper alembic still overnight – gently coaxing out the natural flavors so the gin always taste bright, never bitter, it is distilled a fifth time. Then the heads (beginning) and tails (end) of the distillation are discarded. Only the heart (middle) of the distillation is pure enough to be bottled as No. 209 Gin.
|Gin Variety||Modern Gin|
|Allergy Advice||No Allergen|
No. 209 Gin's beautifully aromatic nose of citrus, floral notes and a hint of spiciness makes it perfect for mixing in cocktails of all types. Assertive enough to stand alone in a bone dry martini but a far cry from the overwhelming, juniper-heavy gins of the past, No. 209 is all about balance.