Top 10 creative cask-finished spirits

24th March, 2021 by Owen Bellwood


The process of barrel-finishing isn’t just reserved for dark spirits, as Chicago-based Skeptic Distillery proved with its Ginquila release.

Last year, Skeptic Distillery unveiled Ginquila, which underwent a seven-month finishing process in ex-Tequila barrels. The expression comprises a gin made with botanicals including  juniper, cinnamon, thyme, arbol and chipotle peppers, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit and papaya, which were each cold‐vacuum‐distilled to “ensure the utmost freshness and flavour profile”.

The liquid was then matured in ex-Tequila casks, resulting in a spirit with notes of citrus and mild spice.

Bottled at 40% ABV, Ginquila is priced at US$34.99.

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