Cascade Alchemy Oregon Gin
Cascade Alchemy // Oregon, USA
Founded in 2012, this Central Oregon distillery celebrates the region’s cascade plants and produce. The “Oregon Gin” sees a maceration of cucumbers after distillation and that fusion has left the spirit a light straw color. The juniper used hails from the badlands just east of the distillery in Bend. Not yet widely available; your best bet for grabbing a bottle is by visiting the state of Oregon.
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 very darkly colored gin for a spirit that has never rested in a barrel. The aromatics have an intense character of crushed cucumber seed and steeped cucumber skin. Some more traditional aromatics become apparent behind the vegetable — mainly fresh juniper and a touch of citrus and cilantro flavors. The palate has a pleasant richness and finishes with a touch of spice. Far away from classical, but a gin for those who would like to try something different or who don’t like the piney character of London dry. Delightful with lime and tonic."