During WWII, 142 Cadet/Midshipmen from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY lost their lives at sea. This Battle Standard 142 Gin (Barrel Finished) gin is named in honor of those men. The spirit is KO Distilling's 90 proof gin which has been finished or rested in used Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for 5 months. It has a golden hue coming from the residual bourbon, remaining char and oak elements from the barrels. The subtle bourbon flavoring provides a smoothing feature to the gin, which already has an interesting, complex taste of juniper upfront, followed by citrus, finishing with cinnamon and cardamom. The Barrel Finished gin can be enjoyed on-the-rocks, with a splash of tonic water, or in specialty cocktails.