Battle Standard 142 American Dry Gin Standard Strength
KO Distilling // Virginia, USA
Named after the founders' alma mater, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, the only federal academy authorized to fly a Battle Standard in memory of the 142 Cadet/Midshipmen who lost their lives during World War II. Distilled in 500-gallon batches, Battle Standard uses eight botanicals including juniper, cinnamon, orange peel, grains of paradise, angelica, cardamom, coriander and orris root. Made in the contemporary/modern style which is to use less juniper to highlight the other botanicals. Bottled at 90 proof.
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.