Prohibition Liquor Muscat Barrel Gin

REVIEW | Prohibition Liquor Co – Muscat Barrel Gin

Location
Adelaide
Style
Muscat Barrel Gin
ABV
43.4%
Price
$105
Availability
Year Round | PURCHASE ONLINE
Our Score
86

Our resident gin fanatic and barrel aged enthusiast Cathryn takes a look at this barrel gin wonder from Prohibition Liquor Co

It’ll come as no surprise that I’m a big fan of barrel aged gins, having reviewed a number already. Ageing gin in barrels is a quick way to impart flavours typically reserved for the darker spirit varieties, including spice, oak and vanilla. While I’m a fan of botanical or fruity gin, particularly over the summer months, it’s nice to change it up with a barrel aged variety.

The Muscat Barrel Aged Gin from Prohibition Liquor Co has been aged for 10 months in a 300L French Oak barrel which previously held ageing muscat. Muscat is a wine made from one of the older grape varieties, left on the vine until it closely resembles raisins, then partially fermented and aged in oak. This makes for a deep, rich and sweet liqueur. The Muscat gin is light straw in colour and has a heady nose, with stewed fruits coming through first, then making way for the sweet smell of dates. The gin isn’t as sweet as you’d expect with the muscat, but delicate and light.

On the palate, it tastes of lightly fermenting fruit with an earthy, marzipan finish. This gin is truly the best of both worlds, with Prohibition’s Original Gin balancing out the cloying sweetness that often comes with fortified wine. It’s a perfect gin to drink as the cooler months set in, as we say goodbye to the ice cold G&Ts enjoyed over summer. Serve this one neat or over ice, with a slice of orange. For something different, add it to a classic whisky-based cocktail such as an Old Fashioned or Manhattan.

Prohibition Liquor Muscat Barrel Gin
REVIEW | Prohibition Liquor Co – Muscat Barrel Gin
IN SHORT
Winter is coming, so here's a gin to help survive the cold!
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