Rusty Blade "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Cask Strength Barrel-Aged Gin (750ml)

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No, your eyes are not deceiving you, K&L has indeed purchased a gigantic barrel of gin and bottled it at cask strength. It only took one small sample during a recent trip to Old World Spirits (just down the street in Belmont, CA) to realize that Davorin Kuchan may have produced the greatest gin we've ever tasted. Already well known throughout the Bay Area for his fantastic Blade gin, Davorin decided to experiment with adding some richness to his spirit, much like many of the Old Tom Gins do. After 13 months in the barrel (more than most craft whiskies spend in wood these days) the juniper and citrus notes already present in the gin became aromas of baking spice and cloves, with hints of vanilla and a rounded mouthfeel - flavors of the holiday season, and just in time! The result is so good we're not sure if we want to sip it or mix it, or both simultaneously. The whisky lover in us decided to bottle it at cask strength as not to adulterate any of the concentrated goodness, so in the end it's more like a bottle and a half of gin, as you should add some water to proof it down. I am convinced that this is the best barrel-aged gin available and am going to go on record here that it might be the best gin ever made. For sipping, for martinis, for negronis, or for mixology experimentation, the Rusty Blade is as delicious and unique as it gets. Only 250 bottles made. (David Driscoll, K&L Spirits buyer)

Price: $67.99
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By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/3/2011 | Send Email
If you are a Gin or Whiskey lover looking for something different Rusty Blade might be the place to start.The Rusty Blade has nice citrus and aromatics of gin along with a rich body and intriguing spice flavors.Since it is cask strenght it should be consumed with a splash or water or on the rocks. The Rusty Blade will make both an enjoyable and an interesting drink.

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