This barrel aged gin is a delight to sip neat, with sweet honeyed notes blending really nicely with the sharp and expected juniper and pine. Tastes like a whiskey with uncommon nuance. Best aged gin I've tasted.
Color is amber. Nose is rich honey, with a background of juniper. Further nosing shows subtle citrus notes. First sip is viscous, which, paired with the rich honey notes, almost makes it feel like honey. The juniper is present, but fairly muted by the honey. Notes resembling citrus, but may actually be a variation of the juniper, show later in the palate. Finish is just an extension of the citrusy/juniper note with maybe a little spice note. Overall, enjoyable but maybe a little bland when served neat. When paired with 3:1 Fevertree Aromatic Tonic Water, actually gets to be a little better, as the Angostura nicely complements the juniper and honey.
Fantastic gin! The barrel aging gives it a nice, smooth, almost rummy flavor, with a strong juniper taste to remind you you're drinking gin. Deifnitely my favorite gin at the moment, great both straight and with tonic.
This was definitely the sweetest gin I've tasted, and for me that's not necessarily a positive thing. Coming from much more herbal and floral gins, this wasn't really what I was looking for. However, what others here are saying is true: it feels more like a sweet bourbon or rum, except with a juniper base. If those are your shtick then I imagine you'll be quite happy.
Currently my favorite gin, with a strong juniper flavor to enhance the experience. I prefer this to Barr Hill's other gin, but if someone finds the juniper too powerful they may find the Barr Hill base gin to be a better experience.
One of my favorite gins, with a strong juniper flavor to enhance the experience, though the honey makes it a hair too sweet. I prefer the Tom Cat variety of the two; the stronger juniper provides a better balance to the honey finish.
I was blown away with how good this is. I'm a whiskey and aged rum fan and this hits a lot of the same notes. The honey adds the slightest sweetness and balances the spice of the pepper. I got this in a tasting box and will definitely add it to my regular go-to favorites in my home bar. Very nice!
My favorite spirit of all time. Raw honey flavor is forward in a great way, not sweet, just flavorful. It's a gin, but finishes like a whiskey, super smooth, the only spirit I prefer to drink straight.
Smell: caramel, sugar. Taste: Almost like a rum. Honey is definitely forward. Not the typical bite you expect with gin. Body: thick and syrupy. Finish: sugary with a small bite. Wasn’t a huge fan on its own, but mixed with a fentimans tonic it is totally amazing!!!!
Surprisingly delightful! Rather than adding sweetness, the honey characteristic provides another layer of depth and helps with carry and soften it's peppery note. I was concerned by this gin's color and profile notes, but it really is lovely and nice to sip on its own! Definitely a treat to any home bar!
I like it as a sipping gin. The beeswax seal at the top and the slightly yellow tinge reminds you there's honey in there. It has a hint of floral and of course honey. You taste it more on the back end with a crisp finish.
A G&T with Tom Cat made me like G & Ts again. This one is not for you if you like them dry, but hints of honey and other earthy flavors are readily available to the nose making for a more complex spirit.