Barrel Aged Gin (Whisky Barrel) 200

Whisky Cask 04
700ml / 45%

What was once transparent, is now more complex thanks to the ageing process of Oak barrels. Two barrels, one an ex-Bourbon from Kentucky, the other an ex Tasmanian single malt Whisky have found a new life maturing our award-winning Australian Dry Gin.

Marrying the complex botanical recipe of our marine-inspired gin with the character and maturity of oak barrels. Finished with a splash of Manly Spirits 6-month maturing whisky (bourbon cask), this barrel-aged spirit brings the best of both worlds together in a SMOOTH, versatile spirit. Perfect as a sipping gin, with tonic or in a rich smokey cocktail.

$35.00

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Bright & golden.

Nose: Light vanilla and oak delicate pine and pepperiness at the end.

Palate: Initial orange sweetness. Dried fruit mid-palate. Dry, light oak finish.

Key Botanicals

Oak + Juniper, Angelica, Orris, Coriander Seed, Cardamom, Anise Myrtle, Orange Peel, Finger Lime, Sea Lettuce, Mountain Pepper Leaf.

Specifications

700ml Bottle Size. 45% Alc/Vol
Product of Sydney, Australia
Ships in 2–5 business days

How is your Barrel Aged Gin a cross between a gin and a whisky?

Our barrel-aged Australian matured gin combines elements of both gin and whisky in both its creation and bottling process. After the whisky is created with our signature native botanicals, it’s placed into a sherry cask (traditionally used for ageing whisky). Here, it takes on a variety of whisky characteristics and flavours, allowing its subtleties to fully develop. 

Finally, our unique Manly Spirits whisky is added during the bottling process, incorporating its own distinct flavours and enhancing the overall drinking experience.

How do you recommend serving?

If you’re an avowed gin lover who revels in the world of complex botanicals and golden tasting notes, our Barrel Aged Gin can be enjoyed under the hot summer sun, sipping on a small measure over ice. Those who are less accustomed to our Australian matured gin’s rich, smooth and refreshing flavours will enjoy it when mixed with ice-cold tonic and garnished with thyme and lemon. 

Alternatively, add a dash into a rich and smoky cocktail that’s infused with muddled bitters, herbs and spices like sage, rosemary and cinnamon. Whether you create an Oaked White Negroni, an Oaked Martinez or a Beach Buck, add another layer of flavour and complement the dried fruit that hits your mid-palate during tasting by garnishing your cocktail with a maraschino cherry or a zesty orange peel. 

What is the distilling process?

Our gin is carefully distilled with marine and native Australian botanicals, including sea lettuce, cardamom, juniper berries, mountain pepper leaf, anise myrtle, orange peel, and lemon myrtle. It’s a blend of traditional and modern flavours, drawing on the finest ingredients to create an artisanal spirit that will tantalise your tastebuds. We use a one distillation run method called ‘one shot’, which ensures we craft a perfectly balanced blend between our botanicals and neutral grain spirit. 

After the distillation process, the resulting gin is stored in a sherry cask for 20 months in a manner akin to whisky — this allows it to adopt the flavours of the barrel and mature further during this period. We work tirelessly to balance the botanical profiles with the new range of flavours introduced by the barrel during this period. 

We also add a dash of our Manly Spirits whisky during the bottling process to enhance the overall flavour profile.

THE INSPIRATION

A cross between a gin and whisky, this Barrel-Aged Gin adds depth to your cocktails and makes a lovely sipper.

AWARDS

Best Australian Matured Gin

We’re incredibly proud of our Barrel Aged Gin, winning Best Australian Matured Gin at the World Gin Awards for 2020.

Best Australian Matured Gin + Gold – World Gin Awards 2020

Silver – International Wine and & Spirits Competition UK, 2018

Distilled with marine & native Australian botanicals
Distilled with marine & native Australian botanicals
FINGER LIME

Finger Lime is a rainforest fruit grown in the hinterland of the northern rivers of NSW & QLD. The lime crystals are packed with a highly concentrated lime flavour that explodes in your mouth.
— Location: NTH NSW Cultivated
Distilled with marine & native Australian botanicals
OAK BARREL

For the Barrel Aged Gin (Whisky Cask 04), we aged our Australian Dry Gin in an ex-sherry cask for 20 months.
Distilled with marine & native Australian botanicals
ORANGE PEEL

Orange peel is one of the real heroes in our Australian Dry Gin, bringing a bright & fresh citrus characteristic balanced with the marine, juniper and peppery notes.
Distilled with marine & native Australian botanicals
ANGELICA

Angelica root is one of the traditional gin botanicals, and has a slightly bitter, herbal and earthy flavour.
Distilled with marine & native Australian botanicals
CARDAMOM

Green cardamom seeds bring a slightly sweet pine character to our traditional gin botanical base.
Distilled with marine & native Australian botanicals
CORIANDER SEED

Coriander seeds bring a beautiful lemony citrus flavour to our traditional gin botanical base.
Distilled with marine & native Australian botanicals
JUNIPER

If you’ve ever tried juniper berries, it’s likely that you instantly thought of gin. Juniper is what makes a gin, a gin. It’s the strong piney notes that really shine when distilled, giving gin that beautifully unique ‘gin’ characteristic.
— Location: NSW
Distilled with marine & native Australian botanicals
MOUNTAIN PEPPER LEAF

Mountain pepper leaf grows naturally in the forest and the cool climate of southern New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Milder than the Mountain Pepperberry, but the overall flavour is still very earthy and peppery, due to the high polygonal properties and has a spicy, cinnamon-like taste.
— Location: NSW
Distilled with marine & native Australian botanicals
ANISE MYRTLE

A sub-tropical australian native tree traditionally found in the rainforests of Northern NSW. Slightly sweet liquorice profile on the front palate, which builds and lingers on the back palate to a refreshing, earthy menthol profile similar to star anise.
— Location: NSW
Distilled with marine & native Australian botanicals
LEMON MYRTLE

Lemon myrtle has a fresh aroma of citrus and a delicate menthol and eucalyptus essence, with a sweet and refreshing lemon flavour.
— Location: NTH NSW Harvested
Distilled with marine & native Australian botanicals
SEA LETTUCE

Sea Lettuce is a algae that grows on the rock shelves, which makes it an incredibly dangerous botanical to forage (our team have the scars to prove it!). We only collect what we need, and a little bit goes a long way as its important to balance the beautiful umami, oceanic character that sea lettuce brings to our spirits.
— Location: Foraged from Curl Curl Beach

Barrel Aged Gin cocktails to try at home

Beach Buck

Oaked Martinez

Oaked White Negroni

Visit our distillery to see how its made

Gin Distillery Tour & Tasting
Sat 2pm & 5pm, Sun 12pm

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Every 2nd Friday

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