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Review

Barclay's Gin

(Discontinued?)

Distillery

Barton Distilleries, California, Kentucky & Maryland, USA. (Sazerac Company Inc. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA).

Website

Sazerac Inc.

History

The early history for Barclay’s Gin is not clear. We originally have Barclay’s Gin being produced by JAS Barclay & Co Ltd in Peoria, Illinois during the 1940’s and 50’s. At some point we assume the brand was bought or the company taken over by Barton Inc. In 1993 Constellation Brands acquired Barton Inc and as far as we can discover, Barclay’s Gin has fallen by the way side.

Barton Brands Ltd. and the Barton Distillery Co. were acquired in 2009 by Sazerac Company Inc. – an independent family owned business. Neither Constellation Brands or Sazerac list this Gin as part of their portfolio. If anyone can shed any light on this or add to the history, please let us know.

Production

100% grain double distilled base spirit.

Category

London Dry Gin.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

40% (80 Proof).

Price Range

$.

Botanicals

Unknown.

Name

Unknown.

Tasting Notes

On the nose is alcohol with a slight floral aroma. On the palate this light bodied spirit has some alcohol burn but the juniper is faintly recognizable, unlike many Gins around the same price point. For a low value Gin this is quite a decent purchase.

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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