Captive Spirits Big Gin
London Dry Gin
Captive Spirits // Washington, USA
Opened in March 2012, the Captive Spirits Distillery is the brainchild of Ben Capdevielle and Holly Robinson, a husband and wife team of gin enthusiasts who decided to try their hand at distillation. In contrast to the lighter, less-juniper driven gins that have come to define the New Western Style, Capdevielle and Robinson have moved towards the traditional dry-style that seeks a full, robust flavor (hence, the "big" in "Big Gin"). Their flagship product, Big Gin, uses eight botanicals in addition to juniper: coriander, orange peel, grains of paradise (ossame), angelica, cassia, cardamom, orris, & Tasmanian pepper berry. Bottled at 47% ABV.
London Dry GinNeutral spirit flavored with juniper and other botanicals. In the US, the minimum ABV is 40%; In the EU, it is 37.5%. Originally, only made in London, this can be made anywhere. No artificial flavors or colors can be added. Only water, neutral grain spirit, and sugar (no more than 0.1g/l) can be added.