Barrel-aged Gintrigue Gin was released in April 2020. This is a 6-month aging in ex-bourbon/ex-cognac barrels that previously held both Kentucky bourbon (4 years) and French cognac (7 years). We will release other expressions of this gin at the 12-, 18- and 24-month mark in the aging process. We have not yet entered Gintrigue into competitions. Perfect as an Old Fashioned whisky drink, or as a "Mukilteo Mule" gin drink with ginger ale and lime!
We are a craft distillery producing world-class whiskies and gins – as seen in our multiple gold, doublegold and other awards from national and international competitions. We make tasty and enjoyable ginfor people who “think” they don’t like gin. All our spirits are sipping spirits – meant to taste great rightout of the bottle. After some years in company and product development, including a move to- andthen back from Canada (!), we are wholly committed to super premium quality, using organic,sustainable and renewable ingredients whenever available. The 2 co founders, Ernie and Leigh Trothhave backgrounds in international business and trade, project and product development and qualitycontrol. Leigh has also been a senior software developer.
Ernie Troth hails from Washington State, but has lived and worked close to 15 years abroad, mostly inEurope and the Middle East. He holds a BA degree from Chicago, an MA in International Economicsfrom Geo. Washington University in DC, and an MBA in International Marketing from New Haven. Afterworking abroad, he settled in Virginia, where he met his wife, Leigh. During the course of businessdevelopment for the distillery, Ernie worked part-time and as a volunteer worker at both US andCanadian distilleries, took courses from the American Distilling Institute and others. Developing sensory perception for distillates is an acquired ability, and he combines the sensory process with chemistry anddetailed analytics.
Sweet on the nose, with mild-juniper, coriander and cassia to start, followed by complex bourbon and cognac notes in the mid-palate, with a lingering sweet finish and vibrant juniper at the end. Ideal for a gin-based mule and equally at home as an Old-Fashioned with orange bitters and twist.
Gold-medals: PR%F Awards and Asia International Spirits Competition • Silver-medal: John Barleycorn Competition