Bluecoat American Dry Gin
Bluecoat // Pennsylvannia, USA
First released in 2005, Bluecoat American Dry Gin is distilled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is made from a neutral grain spirit base which uses rye, corn, wheat, and barley. Juniper, coriander seed, citrus peel, and angelica root are known botanicals and all are 100% organic. The distillery relocated to the Fishtown neighborhood in Philly in September 2016.
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.
"The aroma is full of cereal grains and strong citrus peel. The taste is where the coriander comes out with the gin having fairly equal spice and earthy tones. The finish is dry and crisp with a flavor of angelica root and a moderate juniper flavor. The star of the show, however, is the citrus, particularly sweet orange peel. That aside, there are few surprises to be had so feel free to use in a variety of gin cocktails like a gin and tonic or Collins."