Batch 206 Counter Gin
Batch 206 // Washington, USA
Jeff Steichan and his wife Daleen opened Batch 206 Distillery in 2012 in Seattle, Washington. Using their vodka spirit as a base, they infuse eight botanicals (Juniper, Cucumber, Tarragon, Verbena Leaves, Lavender, Orange Peel, Meyer Lemon Peel, Orris Root) into it for 36 hours. Afterwards it is re-distilled to further integrate the botanical oils into the spirit.
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.
"This starts out peppery but then gives way to big notes of licorice, cloves, and chlorine. As the gin sits, the chemical smell of chlorine starts to overpower the other aromas. The pepper and licorice return in a big way on the palate. The mouthfeel is warm and oily due to the alcohol. The finish shows a light bitter lemon note. Put this in a Last Word to embellish those herb and licorice notes."