To create a fine barrel-aged sipping gin, we begin with our flagship
Archipelago Botanical Gin and rest it in brand new, 225-liter
American Oak barrels, which have been given a medium long toast
The toasting of our barrels, by master coopers in Napa Valley,
California, allows the oak to impart a rich medley of aromas while
adding intense complexity to our spirit. Over the course of aging,
our gin continues to pulls flavors from the oak barrel, which
includes aromas of vanilla bean, caramel, dark chocolate, toasted almond, roasted nut, crème
brûlée, hazelnut, and toasted marshmallow.
While it rests, our barrel reserve gin is tested and tasted each week by the distiller, until he
believes we have arrived at the perfect balance of botanical flavors and the oaky wood, with
the total flavor profile rounded and enhanced by its time in the barrel.
Our premium extra neutral alcohol base from 100% wheat provides a subtle sweetness and
round mouthfeel that illuminates the exotic blend of tropical Philippine botanicals. Rich vanilla
and butterscotch from the American oak barrels can be found in both the nose and the finish,
making a perfect libation for sipping neat or to elevate and add a complex flavor twist to your
favorite gin cocktail.
Nose: Citrus, cinnamon and cardamom on the nose, with a hint of cardamom and spicy,
peppery notes, all well balanced.
Taste: A rich, complex taste of Juniper and citrus, enhanced by hints of subtle oak and vanilla.
Angelica, star anise and lavender are present on a structure of pomelo and floral notes.
Finish: Pomelo and toasted caramel continue on the finish, with a pinch of cinnamon and sweet