Review #1107 – River Rose Barrel Aged Gin

Review #1107 | Gin Review #15 – River Rose Barrel Aged Gin

The Schtick: This is a barrel aged gin from Mississipi River distilling in Indiana. 

“A fun experiment for us resulted in one of our favorites! We soaked our River Rose Gin in new, charred oak barrels at high proof. The result? Amazing vanilla notes added to our beautifully delicate gin. This is amazing for old fashions, negronis and with cream soda! We released 1,500 bottles of this limited spirit.

We first bottled this in August of 2014, making only 1,500 bottles. Our Still Crazy limited release spirits allow us to bring one-of-a-kind expressions to the market and partner with other local companies in the process. Uniquely local and uniquely flavorful.” – MRDistilling Website


Distiller: Mississippi River Distilling

Bottler: Mississippi River Distilling 

ABV: 40% ABV

Age: NAS


Nose: Huge cinnamon blast. Floral potpourri. Clove, pepper, pipe tobacco. Lots of meaty spice. Really interesting. 

Taste: Thin mouth feel. Red hots, oak, woody tannins. Sweet caramel, bitter spices, some juniper. Tastes like I imagine some candles smell. Really heavy on the potpourri spice. 

Finish: Short to medium in length. Massively cinnamon forward. It almost edges everything else out. 

Overall: Overall, this was nice, but very focuses on the red hot note, which hasn’t always been my favorite.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


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