Benay Shannon is at it again.
Missouri’s only female Master Distiller is not standing pat on hers and Restless Spirits award-winning success with Builders Botanical Gin, and is now ready to grow its spirits portfolio with the addition of Builders Barrel-Finished Gin.
Consumers asked for more, and she rose to the challenge!
Builders Barrel-Finished Gin, a limited-production gin, is a labor of love from Shannon. She took her Builders Botanical Gin, and rested it in uniquely seasoned barrels of her own American Malt Whiskey and Blueberry Pomegranate Cider.
“The flavor profile of this gin is the result of a unique process in seasoned barrels to intentionally enhance the botanicals of the gin,” said Shannon. “The barrels that I selected were first used to age our own malt whiskey; continuing to ferment a blueberry pomegranate cider, adding complexity to the character of the barrel. After harvesting the cider, I filled them with Builders Gin and let them rest. Therefore, a barrelfinished gin is often referred to as barrel-rested. I could absolutely drink this gin on the rocks by itself.”