Manatawny Still Works Philadelphia Area Craft Distillery Manatawny Still Works on FaceBookManatawny Still Works on InstagramManatawny Still Works on TwitterSubscribe to the Manatawny Still Works Email List
Manatawny Still Works StoryManatawny Still Works Craft Distilled SpiritsCocktailsManatawny Still Works Distiller's JournalManatawny Still Works EventsManatawny Still Works NewsManatawny Still Works ShopFind Manatawny Still Works in Pottstown, PA
Master Craft Distiller's Journal

Journal Archives
December 2013
March 2014
April 2014
September 2014
December 2014
January 2015
April 2015
June 2015
August 2015
August 2016

AUG
26
2015

Yes, It's A Barrel Aged Gin!

The wait is over.

Our Hidden River Barrel Rested Gin is ready.

The Manatawny creek is a tributary to the mighty Schuylkill River. If you are not from the area you are probably wondering how to pronounce Schuylkill. Maybe this will help, (/ˈskuːlkɪl/ SKY-kil, locally /ˈskuːkəl/) or maybe not. Schuylkill is a Dutch name with “kill” meaning creek and “schuylen” meaning to hide. It is often translated to Hidden River. Early explorers would stumble on the river because it was so well hidden by the thick brush that lined the Schuylkill.

Manatawny Still Works’ Hidden River Gin pays homage to those explores. We like to draw the parallel of you being the explorers and not know what you have in Hidden River Gin until you stumble upon it and taste it.

If you have never had a barrel aged gin before you are truly in for a treat. To create Hidden River Barrel Rest Gin, we took our Odd Fellows No.214 Gin at 125 proof and let it rest in New White American Oak - 53 gallon barrels, for six weeks. In such a short period of time the barrel managed to impart some bold flavors to an already wonderful gin.

The nose hits you and at first you get vanilla, oak, and baking spices. When you come around for a second pass you start to get the suppressed juniper, citrus, and subtle pepper notes. It has a wonderfully complex nose that you could spend hours exploring.

While you don’t normally think of gin a spirit you'd drink neat, Hidden River Barrel Rest Gin is the exception. The barrel gives the finished spirit body and just enough sweetness. Just like in the nose, you first get the oak and vanilla on the palate. From there, so much is going on it’s hard to describe - you get the complex notes from the gin mixing with traditional oak and barrel characters.

I can’t wait to see what our bartenders do with this!

Max P



Older Entry

Newer Entry

Pennsylvania Craft Distillery

Home
About Manatawny Still Works
Visit the Still Works
Private Parties
Our Spirits
Awards
Cocktails & Recipes

Distiller's Journal
Tours & Events
News & Press
Shop
Find MSW
Contact Us
Jobs at MSW

Manatawny Still Works, Pottstown, Pennsylvania Find Us

320 Circle of Progress Drive
Suite 104
Pottstown, PA 19464
p: 484.624.8271

Tasting Room HoursMon - Wed (Walk-in sales only)
Thursday (5 - 9pm)
Friday (3 - 11pm)
Saturday (Noon - 11pm)
Sunday (Noon - 5pm)

Join the Manatawny Still Works Email ListManatawny Still Works on FaceBookManatawny Stil Works on TwitterManatawny Still Works on InstagramManatawny Still Works on YouTubeManatawny Still Works on linkedIn
Subscribe to the Manatawny Still Works Email List

Manatawny Still Works, Mid-Atlantic Craft Distillery
© 2017, Manatawny Still Works, All Rights Reserved.
Please enjoy responsibly.