Since opening in 2018, barrel-aged spirits have been part of an ongoing project at Granddad Jack’s. Our barrels have housed micro-batch gins, whiskeys, and traditional cocktails like the Negroni, Manhattan, and Martini.
We’ve always tried to give new life to a barrel and recycle them for as long as possible to create unique flavours and bring forward the characteristics left behind in the barrel from each fill. This process adds more depth and complexity to a spirit and creates a truly one-off release.
This micro-batch of Barrel-Aged 65 Miles Gin spent ten months resting in a barrel that previously held a classic Negroni cocktail made of Campari, sweet vermouth and our Two Pencils Gin. When the cocktail was emptied and bottled, the barrel kept the bold and bitter notes of orange, cinnamon and a barrel spice of vanilla and clove.
These flavour elements made it the perfect match for our navy strength gin, 65 Miles at 57% ABV, and just shy of a year later, this paid has resulted in another delicious, one-of-a-kind batch of barrel-aged gin.
Nose: Bitter orange peel, cinnamon, clove, hot fruit mince with hints of pastry. Palate: Worn and wintery cinnamon burst over the palate, followed by close and orange. Light hints of cardamom, vanilla cigars & black liquorice join these flavours for a long finish.
Serving suggestions: With Long-Rays Dark Soda or in our signature Prehistoric cocktail recipe.
Luke decided he wanted to create the cocktail for this one and spent some time learning dinosaur origami... needless to say, the team decided he also had to be the one to create all of the garnishes for the weekend...
Each bottle purchase includes a complimentary tasting card with the recipe to try at home (and origami instructions) and share with friends!
Available: 12th August 2022, while stocks last and only from the Brisbane Tasting Room or Australia-Wide Shipping. Select the option at checkout & our epic team will get your order ready.