The West Winds Gin – Barrel Expedition 3, Sur Lie Gin – Chardonnay Barrels
The experience of a winemaker, now distiller, is clear. Basically The Sabre gin is aged for 12mths in used Chardonnay barrels, but also incorporated is the use of chardonnay lees into the mix. The effect is to bring texture, palate weight, lovely softness, length and exceptional balance. Hence the name Sur Lie Gin which translates to ‘Aged on Lees’, a term used by the French in wine making. There are beautiful floral notes with hints of coriander, lemon and cinnamon with an underlying vanilla character which softens out the nose and adds complexity. The palate is rich and flavoursome.
Neat or enjoy mixed in a Dry Martini.