I posted the below earlier today in the NBW thread: Do you like Gin? I am a fan of Gin. For those of you who do not partake Gin is a clear liquor whose flavor profile is heavily influenced by the botanicals infused during the liquor production. Juniper is the one botanical used but a number of others can/are added as well. For example, Tanqueray 10 has eight different botanicals added: juniper, coriander, licorice, angelica root, chamomile flowers and three kinds of fresh, whole citrus. Every brand of Gin will taste differently due to the differing variety (and relative amounts) of botanicals added. Which brings us to today’s beer: Lawson’s Saison Aged in Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin Barrels. Since I am a fan of Gin I have high hopes for this beer but: · Will the flavors of the base beer (Saison) marry well with the flavor notes imparted by the Barr Hill Gin barrel? · Is Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin a tasty Gin (I have never had it)? Below is a short description of this beer from the Lawson’s website: “After months of anticipation, this magical process has mingled the classic aroma esters of a strong Belgian Saison (inspired by “Avec Les Bon Voeux”) with the earthy and herbal notes of Tom Cat Gin.” There is also an interesting video available on the website: https://www.lawsonsfinest.com/lawsons-finest-x-barr-hill/ Who doesn’t like magical!?! Served in my Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass: Appearance A deep golden – amber color with an off-white head. Aroma An enticing combination of aromas: some vanilla, some spiciness, some fruitiness, some citrus, some… Taste: The flavor follows the nose with all of the above flavors matching the aromas. There is a hint of sweetness. Mouthfeel Medium body with an off-dry finish. Overall This beer is very good. Nothing in this beer specifically says “Gin” to me but the barrel aging definitely added complexity to this beer. Cheers!