Black Button Lilac Gin
Black Button Distilling // New York, USA
The family that started Black Button came from four generations of making buttons for suits. Head distiller Jason Barrett as a kid used to sort the buttons, but the family discovered he was color blind since he sorted them all as black buttons. The distillery is based in Rochester and sources all of its ingredients from local New York farms. The Lilac Gin is only made once a year.
Flavored GinA gin flavored, either naturally or artificially with the (pre)dominant flavor(s) listed on the label.
"This makes for a bittersweet nose. The lush patch of lilac you smell is enticing but soon after is covered up by chopped up soap. The palate is a search for those lilacs again. You sift through lots of soap, some crushed coriander, and orange rind but the flowers are found again on the finish. Unfortunately the finish isn’t terribly long. This will flourish in an Aviation."