The Ginout spirit has been created by the UP Craft Spirits brand, a venture between Barney Wilczak and Catia Mesquita, as a new offering for spirt enthusiasts who are looking for an unexpected alternative to the usual options on the market.
The gin is distilled with a range of high-quality botanicals including fig leaf, olive oil and peony flowers, and is mature in Port casks after the distillation process to help add in a series of autumnal notes and rich wild berry flavors. The product is also infused with toasted cork, which comes as a first-of-its-kind infusion.
Wilczak explained the new Ginout spirit saying, "Here high notes of conifer buds evoke sun-touched forest canopy. Ageing with cork, toasted to different temperatures to highlight different elements of this vitally important tree, brings out hints of smoke, vanilla, sun warmed wood and gorse like coconut. Peony flowers growing wild in Portugal sing, their floral notes high and delicate. Olive oil sourced from Catia’s home in the Algarve bring elements of herbaceous understory and beyond this a textural layering.”