Backwards Distilling Contortionist Gin
Backwards Distilling Company // Wyoming, USA
Backwards Distilling makes this gin with regionally sourced botanicals including elderflower, sage, basil, and grains of paradise among others. The gin is made only in small batches out of their distillery in Wyoming which also produces a vodka and rum.
Modern GinAlso has been referred to as "Contemporary", "New Western", "New Wave", and "New American". This style is not legally defined. In general, this category of gin, while it does contain juniper, places less of an emphasis on this botanical. Other botanicals not classically used in London Dry gins are often utilized and often highlight botanicals grown in the region the gin is produced. Most produced as either London Dry or Distilled Gins.
"There’s decent complexity in this gin but it’s buried under a thick crust of ethanol. The big notes on the nose are crushed juniper and black pepper, afterwards you get oily scents of vanilla and flower petals. There is licorice, crushed coriander, more vanilla and juniper on the palate but the flavors are weak and fairly muddled. A little more concentration would go a long way here. "