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GinQuila Reposado

Double Gold 2021 SIP Awards!!

DESCRIPTION


GinQuila is inspired by the vibrant flavors of Latin America and the cantarito cocktail, a wildly popular drink in Mexico mixed in clay pots and served in clay mugs (sort of a blend between sangria and a paloma).  

PROCESS

To create GinQuila, we infuse fresh, hand selected ingredients into our corn base spirit for at least seven days.  These ingredients include fresh papaya, lemon zest, orange zest, lime zest, grapefruit zest, arbol peppers, chipotle peppers, fresh thyme, cinnamon and juniper berries.  This infusion is then cold distilled at 60F, proofed down to barrel strength, then rested in former tequila barrels for a minimum of 5 months.  

TASTING NOTES

The aromas are strongly reminiscent of gin, including juniper, earthy botanicals and citrus.  Tequila is only slightly present on the nose at first.  Upon the first taste, mild spice hits the tongue first, and then it shifts completely as it opens up with notes of lemon, butterscotch and creamy vanilla, all giving a distinct sense of oaky reposado tequila.  As these notes fade, the botanical gin notes come back into focus and then it leaps to a complex finish including dark cocoa and licorice elements.  

Quite different from what many have come to expect from barrel aged gins, GinQuila is incredibly versatile and nuanced.  Equally rewarding served neat, or as an alternative to gin or tequila in many cocktails.  

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