Well he wood say that wouldn’t he!* - Ginposium 2018

Alexandre Sakon

Wooded gin (stored and transported in barrels) is part of gin history. With expanding current interest in wood aged gins we look at the effect of different woods and pre-used barrels on gin production. (with samples)
*With apologies to Mandy Rice-Davis

ASC – cask suppliers to the barrel-aged spirits industry

Alexandre Sakon, owner of ASC, was raised in Burgundy and trained as an oenologist and winemaker. He has 25 years of experience as a negociant in both Burgundy and Bordeaux classified growths. After the company was sold in 2012, he study craft wine and spirits in the US. He then built began importing the finest vintage wine barrels from Europe’s biggest estates for booming, barrel-aged spirits industry.

He became a consultant and then partner with H&A International as a barrel management lead, overseeing 600K barrels worldwide and developed a program for upgraded barrels which were custom made for the New Era of Cask (NEOC).

ASC’s mission is to provide better spirits casks, resulting in better quality, traceability and price. Alex personally believes that better casks can enhance the personality of premium spirit and beer, in the same way as they do with wine.

ASC: Alexandre Sakon
1 Estelle Road
London NW3 2JX United Kingdom
Phone: +33 7 62 13 69 46
email: alexsakon@gmail.com