Wood’s High Mountain Distillery Treeline Barrel Rested Gin is that little extra something that people can feel and sense in the cocktail that makes them say, “Why don’t the martini’s we mix up at home taste this good?”
P. T. Wood looks like he was hired as an extra for the old TV show Grizzly Adams—big bushy hair and bread, graying all around, perpetual baseball-style “Wood’s” cap worn straight on… pragmatic, not stylish. When he speaks about distillation, with no sense of irony or pretension he refers to the water and grain as his color pallets and the still as his canvas. And he and his brother Lee make their spirits in an old auto-body shop in Salida, Colorado, at the headwaters of the Arkansas River.
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The folks at Wood’s High Mountain Distillery are young at the game, starting in 2012, but are already making a name for themselves, using an antique copper still from Germany—named Ashley—to create no less than three varieties of Gin, two Whiskies, and a new liqueur called “Fleur de Sureau” which is a new entry into the Elderflower category.
Barrel-aged / barrel-rested Gins are getting “muy” popular these days. And why not? Grain spirits just love them some time in the Oak, right? Gin is no exception. Wood’s High Mountain Distillery Treeline Barrel Rested Gin is their flagship Gin gently aged in new American oak barrels with a medium char. Well done indeed Wood’s Brothers.
It emerges from those barrels with a golden hue, a more floral aroma, and a bit of the classic vanilla on the pallet that makes all the girls swoon. It is that little extra something that people can feel and sense in the cocktail that makes them say, “Why don’t the martini’s we mix up at home taste this good?” Be that guy. Get a little Woods High Mountain Distillery Treeline Barrel Rested Gin and get your martini game on!