CASK AGED GIN

Cask Aged
product line

Our Opyos Cask Aged Gin is a barrel aged Gin that is released every year in a strictly limited edition. The common feature of this exclusive product line, which has been developed over the years, is the passion of experimenting with the diversity of new and reconditioned oak casks.The interplay between the characteristics of the spirit and the aromatics of the wood are resulting in a versatile and exciting product line. Scroll down do discover the different vintages.

Vintage
2020

Pinot Noir
Cask Aged Gin

Our Opyos Pinot Noir Cask Aged Gin is the third release of our ‘Cask Aged’ series and limited to 1300 bottles.

Maturing
process

As for our last edition, we have aimed to make this edition as local as local, by firstly maturing our classic Dry Gin in new oak barrels from Luxembourg, originating from the forests of Berdorf. These medium toasted casks are adding an additional layer of complexity to the spirit and enhancing flavours of fresh spices, earthy notes and a light smokiness.

The gin is then transferred to a reconditioned French oak Pinot Noir barrique from the cellars of Domaine Henri Ruppert, in order to capture and balance the essential particularities of the Pinot Noir cask, marked by smoky spices, aromatic clove scent and a dark amber appearance.

Tasting
Notes

Nose

Warm and powerful notes of dark, red berries together with freshly crushed black pepper and hints of citrus, which are completed by a light smokiness.

Palate

Mirroring the nose with spicy and peppery flavours at first, followed by a warm toffee-like structure with notes of raisins filling the palate, while leaving a silky texture

Finish

A slight earthiness intermixed with floral honey flavours and leaving a long-lasting smooth butterscotch finish.

Serving
Suggestions

Our Pinot Noir Cask Aged Gin is not made to be mixed with tonic. You should rather enjoy it straight, at room temperature, or on the rocks with an orange zest. Alternatively, try it out in a Spiced Gin & Juice or Negroni. Cheers!

Vintage
2019

Chardonnay
Cask Aged Gin

Our Opyos Chardonnay Cask Aged Gin is the second release of our ‘Cask Aged’ series and limited to 999 bottles.

Maturing
process

We have aimed to make the edition 2019 more local than ever, by firstly maturing our classic Dry Gin in new oak barrels from Luxembourg, originating from the forests of Berdorf. These medium toasted casks are adding an additional layer of complexity to the spirit and are enhancing flavours of fresh spices, earthy notes and a light smokiness.

It is then transferred to reconditioned French oak Chardonnay barriques from the cellars of Maison Viticole Schmit-Fohl, in order to capture and balance the essential particularities of the Chardonnay casks, marked by toasty fruit nuances, spicy hazelnut aromas and a clear amber appearance.

Tasting
Notes

Nose

Fresh and versatile citrus notes are emerging first and are followed by hints of nougat and vanilla, which are complemented by a well incorporated smokiness.

Palate

Complex, almost sweet, creamy texture, candied citrus flavours are present, rounded-off by toasted oak notes and towards the end by a peppery spiciness.

Finish

A persistent and buttery, almost Chardonnay like finish that is marked by juniper, toasted oak and hazelnut aromas.

Serving
Suggestions

Our Chardonnay Cask Aged Gin is not made to be mixed with tonic. You should rather enjoy it straight, at room temperature, or on the rocks with an orange zest. Alternatively, try it out in an Old Fashioned or Negroni. Cheers!

Vintage
2018

Opyos
Cask Aged Gin

Our 2018 released Opyos Cask Aged Gin is the first-ever gin made in Luxembourg that has matured in casks.

Maturing
process

We have included Oloroso Sherry butts for a stronger body and nutty fruit notes, new Caucasian oak to contribute finely detailed aromas, such as vanilla and caramel, and used wine barrels from Luxembourg to capture the essence of our Luxembourgish terroir.
The unique botanical bouquet of Opyos Luxembourg Dry Gin merged with the different characteristics of the wood, are given six months to become one fine blend. Before bottling it at 47% vol., we neither chill-filter, nor add anything unnatural. Our Opyos Cask Aged Gin is the first-ever gin made in Luxembourg that has matured in casks and is a limited release.

Tasting
Notes

Nose

Starting with crisp and complex aromas like vanilla, candied orange zest and peppery notes. All this comes from the wood. Followed by bright, classic juniper and coriander notes.

Palate

Rather bold and buttery. A spiciness is rounded off by the woodiness, with a pleasant finish of the very characteristic Opyos flavour.

Finish

An even more fragrant and longer lingering sensation than with our Dry Gin can be enjoyed. Hints of hazelnuts and different herbal touches are inciting a special finish.

Serving
Suggestions

Same as for our Dry Gin we recommend you enjoy it neat, or on a large ice cube. It also works wonderful with ginger beer or in a cocktail.

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