Half of our London dry style gin is aged in casks for at least 20 years!
We applied our knowledge of maturing great whiskies and as a result Fifty/50 has taken on many of these classic characteristics. For the first 10 years we chose virgin oak casks, this to infuse sweet vanilla, ginger and strong oak flavours. Since time plays such a great roll in maturation, for the second 10 years we chose ex whisky casks. These allowed the wood to slowly impart greater depth and a more gentle range of flavours.
As a result of these 20 years the aged gin has now turned a deep golden colour and lost its juniper dominance. To bring back the juniper and complementary botanicals, we chose to combine our aged gin with new gin at a ratio of 1-1. After many experiments we decided this was gave the best of both worlds, new & old, light and dark, deep & fresh.