Barrel Aged Gin

Central Otago

Broken Heart

The story of Broken Heart gin is about remembering a friend. Two German...

friends, Joerg and Bernd, were living in Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand. Both of them were philosophers and Master Distillers, and set out to make a superb gin together. Sadly, Bernd unexpectedly fell ill and tragically passed away. To commemorate his friend and to mark a new beginning, Joerg released Broken Heart gin. The aim was to make a perfumed and crisp gin to drink at dusk, cherishing those ‘moments in between’. We liked this gin upon first sniff for its aromatic complexity, intensity and clean finish.

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Vinification

The Broken Heart Barrel Aged Gin is a special limited edition. It is a blend of 70% Broken Heart Gin and 30% Navy Strength Gin. The blend is then aged for six months in old, French chardonnay barrels where it develops a light, golden colour, rich texture and an inviting complexity.

Tasting Notes

The Broken Heart Barrel Aged Gin offers a myriad of botanicals on the nose, including classic aromas of juniper berry and coriander supported by floral notes and a delicate spice. On the palate it is moreish and warming with a lightly toasted oak character from the chardonnay barrels and a lingering finish. This is a sipping spirit, which can be enjoyed on the rocks or just neat.

Vintage Information

Vintage NV
Grape varieties
Region Central Otago
Alcohol (ABV) 40%