No. 209 Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Reserve Gin is from San Francisco brewer, 209. The name 209 comes from the licence number granted to the company by the US government. The decision to create a truly unique gin using barrels that have previously housed Sauvignon blanc is homage to the deep seeded roots the city has with wine makers. As one of a pair of wine-barrel created gin, the Sauvignon is rested from four months in Rudd Savignon barrels, giving it the rich wine colour as well as the fruity and buttery flavours.
The ginhas a floral nose with hints of toasted grain and subtle spice over undertones of juniper and citrus. The first sip is alluringly sweet and citrusy, with a pleasant tang from wine barrel aging. Mid-palate shows a burst of floral tones, lavender, rose and chamomile with hints of juniper. The finish is long and round with cardamom, chocolate and cassia notes.
Distilled five times, it has been matured in a oak barrel which previously held Sauvignon Blanc wine for 134 days.