Theory Gin 005
Theory Gin 005 is a contemporary style barrel “rested” gin, mellowed in French Oak casks that were previously home to California Zinfandel wine. Upon awakening from its rest, the gin then undergoes a secondary maceration with hibiscus flowers resulting in a distinctive floral flavor and unmistakable red hue. Theory Gin 005 is the fifth in a series of gin experiments.
For the third in our first barrel rested expressions, we played with Zinfandel barrels and florality. The combination of the tannin from the barrels needed a balance of sweetness however we wanted this gin to finish smooth and dry, like a fine wine. Hibiscus flowers proved the perfect compliment to the time in barrel, not to mention a glorious paintbrush with which to tint the final liquid.
Theory Gin 005 is a contemporary style barrel “rested” gin, mellowed in French Oak casks that previously aged California Zinfandel wine, and undergoes a secondary maceration of hibiscus for a very distinctive and piercing red, that is unmistakably unique.
Aroma: A slight tannin is noticable as a result of the time in barrel but the hibiscus comes through clearly amidst the other, more typical botanicals.
Flavor: Smooth, sweet and dry, the balance of the wine influence is noted in more than just the color.
Finish: The finish of this gin is a bit dry, much like a good glass of red wine with the tannin balanced by the hibiscus flowers.