Botanica Spiritus Gin
Falcon Spirits // California, USA
Hailing from Richmond, California--close to the San Francisco Bay--Spiritus seeks to take advantage of the Golden State’s diverse and abundant supply of natural produce. These ingredients are painstakingly distilled — sometimes individually — and married together to allow them a clear voice over the base of non-GMO grain spirit. Perhaps most intriguing, the high-proof distillate is cut with a solution of fresh Sierra Nevada mountain-range spring water and aromatic Persian cucumbers.
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 is a firmly modern-style gin with juniper having a very lightly detectable presence. That is not to say that there are not plenty of other things to enjoy. The spirit combines very bright, citrus fruit flavors, earthy tea and cardamom, and, of course, the cool, refreshing tones of cucumber. The gin’s base is rich and round providing a delicious but assertive texture for the botanicals to play on. This is perhaps a bit too outré for a martini, but would be a delicious component in any citrus-driven drink and completely enjoyable with a couple of ice cubes and a lemon peel."