Fifty/50/Gin is different, different because we aged half of our London dry style gin in casks for 20 years! We applied our knowledge of maturing great whiskies and Fifty/50 has taken on many of these classic characteristics. For the first 10 years we chose virgin oak casks, this to infuse sweet vanilla, ginger and strong oak flavours. Since time plays such a great roll in maturation, for the second 10 years we chose ex whisky casks. These allowed the wood to slowly impart greater depth and a more gentle range of flavours.
As a result of these 20 years the aged gin has now turned a deep golden colour and lost its juniper dominance. To bring the juniper and complementary botanicals back to the fore we have chosen to combine our aged gin with new gin at a ratio of 1-1. After many experiments we decided this was gave the best of both worlds, new & old, light and dark, deep & fresh.
If you like gin, Fifty/50 will give you a whole new palate to play with. Equally if you prefer whisky this may provide an enticing entrance to the world of gin! Fifty/50/Gin works wonderfully in a wide selection of cocktails so we are in the process of creating a range tailored specifically to it.
Our first batch is in 50cl barrel bottles at 50%vol and produced a limited run of 1994 bottles.
Both the new and aged halves of our gin contain -
juniper berries, coriander, cassia bark, cinnamon, angelica, orris root, liquorice, lemon and sweet orange peel.