Great Lakes Distillery has released Rehorst Bottled In Bond Gin, the world’s first Gin to receive the “bottled in bond” designation.
In adherence with federal bottled in bond regulations, laid out in the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, Rehorst Bottled in Bond Gin was distilled at one distillery, in one season, aged a minimum of four years in oak casks, and bottled at 100 proof.
Distilled, aged, and bottled at Great Lakes Distillery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the new Gin uses the same botanical build of juniper, orange peel, lemon peel, cardamom, coriander, Saigon cassia, green anise, sweet basil, and Wisconsin ginseng used in Rehorst Gin with the addition of four years aging in oak.
Rich oak and vanilla notes add to the aromas and flavors of the botanicals found in Rehorst Gin to develop a gin any Whiskey fan will enjoy.
In May, federal regulations and definitions were updated in a manner that worked out well for the Gin. Previously, Gin could only be bottled in bond if it was stored in non-reactive wood containers. “It’s something I don’t believe anyone did,” explained marketing director Ross Salchow of the idea of non-reactive barrel-aging. “The new laws state that gin placed in reactive wood can be both ‘aged’ and ‘bottled in bond’ as opposed to words like ‘rested’ or ‘oaked’ to describe the process of resting in reactive barrels.”
The distillery’s founder Guy Rehorst added, “With the increase of craft distillery innovation and consumers’ evolving taste, the federal government periodically needs to update the standards and definitions.
The Wisconsin distillery’s new spirit will be available across the state as well as on the shelves of their Walker’s Point tasting room on July 10. The Gin will be sold 750ml bottles and the distillery is yet to announced a price for the new product.