“Durham Cask Aged Gin embraces the art of cask ageing, a technique most commonly used in the production of whisky, to create a richness of colour not usually associated with gin. The cask ageing process also adds a fourth level of flavour to Durham Gin’s unique combination of botanicals.
Each year we create a unique blend of cask aged, this year’s edition sees our signature Durham Gin rested in the casks for over 18 months with the 3 casks having produced just over 1000 bottles.
We use two complementary types of aged oak casks, American Bourbon and Spanish Oloroso Sherry: this combination reveals fruity and honeyed complexity with subtle vanilla and citrus zest top notes. The American Bourbon cask itself offers a vanilla bean, caramel and oak finish, while the Spanish Oloroso offers spicy fruit with honey and orange peel. The combination just works really well and tastes really, very special.”