4 of the Best Barrel-Aged Gins

For some reason, I never quite warmed up to beers, ales or ciders. For a woman, that’s quite strange. Instead, I prefer spirits.  For me, they are just dry enough, crispy and come with the right kind of flavours.

On top of that, drinking gin comes with a few health benefits which I think is quite cute! For one, juniper berries, from which gin is made contains a lot of antioxidants. These help boost the regenerating cells in the body. This results in smoother, healthier looking skin.

Also, you don’t need to worry about gaining weight. This is because gin is low in calories (about 97 calories per shot). The previously mentioned juniper berries increase the number of enzymes that digest your food. Ultimately, this aids in digestion. Also, it gets rid of bloating. However, to achieve these results, don’t mix your gin with tonic as this adds more calories.

Below, I’m just going to list 4 of the best barrel-aged gins that I sip on as I play online games.

4 of the Best Barrel-Aged Gins

the Best Barrel-Aged Gins

4 of the best barrel-aged gins

The first one is the Citadelle Réserve which retails at $45. Coming in second is the Rabbit Hole London Dry Gin Kentucky Rye Barrel Finish which you can buy for just $34. Next to that is the Bols Barrel Aged Genever which you can get for only $49. Finally, there’s the Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve Edition 2 which can be purchased for $70.

For the past 10 years or more, many distillers have been experimenting a lot. They have experimented with ageing the famous clear spirit in ex-bourbon or rye casks. They have aged gin for many months so as to mellow out the juniper or the genever. The genever was already traditionally barrel-aged.

It’s been discovered that oak adds whiskey-like flavours such as caramel and vanilla to the gin. On the other hand, wine or sherry barrels add fruity notes to the gin. As a result, the spirit can be enjoyed neat or on ice. In fact, barrel-aged gins are complex enough to use in place of whisky.

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