Barr Hill Gin

Barr Hill

(0.75l, 45%)

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Barr Hill Gin tastes like it was distilled directly from a remote northern meadow.   
When the folks at Caledonia Spirits tell their story, twenty minutes later they will still be talking about honey bees and old farm outhouses. Gosh-darn they ramble on! But we can boil it down for you …. 
They started as beekeepers, driving back and forth across the country moving their bee colonies, pollinating crops, and selling raw honey. One day they decided to settle down and moved into a building in northern Vermont that sits half in the United States and half in Canada. In fact, it used to be a Prohibition-era bar where you could walk in on the US “dry side” and casually saunter over to the Canada side for a legal drink. That’s pretty cool. They used their farming skills and called upon their Scottish distilling heritage to found a craft spirits operation on the outskirts of The Great White North
Thank goodness they got good at making craft spirits because copy writing ain’t their cup’o juice. But they did indeed get very good at the distillation stuff, wining prestigious awards and a lot of fans all over the region. Today they have three core products under their Barr Hill brand: Gin, Vodka, and Tom Cat barrel-aged Gin. 
Today we are talking about their award-winning Barr Hill Gin, and the secret is that it is NOT overly complex. Some Gins just go nuts with their recipe, They seem to be trying to compete for the longest or most exotic combination of infusions. Barr Hill keeps it pure, clean, and simple … and it really works. The Juniper stands out in this Gin—as it is supposed to—but there is more to it. So where do the other flavors come from? 
Well, from a bit of honey added just after the juniper is distilled in. And not just any honey, but from THEIR honey—raw and naturally farmed with bees exposed to elderberry flowers, poplar, and local grains. So the floral aromas and earthiness find their way into this excellent Gin not from spices harvested in southern India or Nepal, but from the land that surrounds them. This is why they won Gold Medals at both the New York and Hong Kong international spirits competitions and it is why you will love it too. 

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  • Style
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Caledonia Spirits
  • Bottler
    Caledonia Spirits

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raw honey
slightly sweet
What does Barr Hill Gin taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm Gold  
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fresh juniper and meadow flowers
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Slightly sweet with a subtle entry of juniper, pine, and resin 
Smooth and soft 
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