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Tuesday
May142013

New Rusty Blade Casks (Plural!)

Sometimes two barrels of gin are simply better than one, especially when two barrels of gin, made the same way and aged in the same warehouse, taste this differently from one another. I simply couldn't decide between the two, so I bought them both. The only way to tell them apart is with the batch number (one says KL413A and the other KL413B), so we're referring to them as Cask A and Cask B. These finally showed up today and are in stock as we speak. Check out the notes below!

Rusty Blade K&L Exclusive "Cask A" Single Barrel Cask Strength Barrel-Aged Gin $67.99 - Our local distillery on the Peninsula, Old World Spirits, has once again brought the goods with these two single barrels of Rusty Blade. Cask A is much more along the line of what we've featured before: Christmas spices, cloves, and nutmeg, all mingling along with the juniper. For fans of our previous batches, this one is for you.

Rusty Blade K&L Exclusive "Cask B" Single Barrel Cask Strength Barrel-Aged Gin $67.99 - Cask B was obviously aged in more of a late-harvest zinfandel cask because the richness of the wine really takes hold, much like sherry does in a single malt whisky. The flavors are more Port-like and the finish is chewy with gumsmacking notes of plum and baking spices. Delicious, and a bit of a change from the normal Rusty Blade flavor profile.

-David Driscoll