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Inspired by frequent Asheville visitor, F. Scott Fitzgerald, we created this beautiful gin with one quote in mind: “Here’s to alcohol, the rose-colored glasses of life.” We took the base of our Highway 9 Gin featuring 9 aromatic botanicals, then rested it in red wine barrels from Raylen Vineyards located in Winston-Salem, NC. We use their “red blend” barrels which consist of a blend of Cabernet, Grenache, and Merlot. The resting process adds a natural rose color to the spirit and a dry mouthfeel to the sip. Certain botanicals (citrus, juniper, and coriander) are mellowed and rendered softer, while others (cassia) become a little stronger. The result is more warmth, more spice, and a dry red-wine mouthfeel. The bite and sensation of flavor hit the back of the throat, rather than the tip of the tongue. Because of its mellow taste, it exhibits a unique versatility when used in cocktails.