Central Standard New American Gin
Central Standard // Wisconsin, USA
The craft spirit movement has never been confined to America's coasts, so it is of no surprise that even beer-centric Milwaukee is getting involved in the action. Central Standard Distillery may only date back to 2014, but they've made a splash with a small collection of spirits that are unabashedly nontraditional.
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 fantastic watermark for the New American style of gin. The spirit base is made from malted white wheat imparting a pleasant - but not cloyingly - sweet vehicle for the botanicals to ride. And speaking of botanicals, juniper lovers need not apply as this gin lacks much of the classic berry. That’s not to say that this is not a delicious spirit. More exotic and floral botanicals take juniper’s place including chamomile, lavender, and schizanda berry which create a bright and balanced drink for open-minded gin drinkers. Best served with tonic on a hot day."