A first for South Africa, D’Urban Barrel Aged Gin is a London Dry style gin hand crafted with a blend of botanicals, including African rosehip, then aged in French oak barrels. D’Urban Barrel Aged Gin is aged for a limited time to retain the freshness that characterises a good gin.
This unmistakeable gin has a subtle citrus nose, with juniper and some of the warmth of oak coming through. The palate is smooth, oily and thick, covering the tongue thoroughly. It begins on the tip of the tongue with the freshness of juniper.
The middle has a nice build, with a touch of florals, natural orris root, cardamom & African rosehip. Subtle citrus follows, then gives way to a subtle spiciness in the back of the mouth, imparted by the French Oak.
The oak mellows the spirit, generating tannins that transmit a light sweetness combined with vanillins and fruity flavours. It adds a hint of toasted almond flavour to the finish.