Big Spring Spirits 7 Governors' Gin
Big Spring Spirits // Pennsylvannia, USA
Big Spring Spirits is a project launched by Penn State alumni in the town of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania down the street from the school’s main campus in State College. The location was chosen for its access to Pennsylvania’s most regarded water source which plays an important role in all of their products. Beyond that regional tie, local grains and botanical are used whenever possible to celebrate the state’s central farm belt — in this gin’s case a base spirit of 100 percent corn.
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 gin walks the line of traditional gin aromatics like juniper and citrus and a more progressive touch of spicy cinnamon. The body is fairly rich, and the corn base lends a degree of oily sweetness to the palate. Unfortunately, this does not do enough to combat the cinnamon’s spicy finish that is further betrayed by the relatively high alcohol level. A bit of an unruly gin that could benefit greatly by the addition of fruit juice or Italian fruit soda."