Clearheart Premium Dry Gin
Cedar Ridge // Iowa, USA
Cedar Ridge is the first licensed distillery in Iowa since Prohibition. Today they make a great variety of distillates. This is made in the Genever-style, using a malt-wine base. During distillation they only allow the vapors to come in contact with the botanicals which include juniper, coriander, orris root, orange zest, and cucumber. This is bottled at 45% ABV.
Genever-StyleProduced outside of the designated areas allowed for genever (Netherlands, Belguim, and specific areas of France and Germany). These products are produced in the style of genever using a malt-wine as its base, but the amount isn't regulated. Aging is not required, but is allowed. Not a legally recognized category.
"There is an aroma of rubber that creates a barrier of entry for the rest of the gin. Diving nose first you’ll surface with the aroma of dry orange peel but little else. The taste of melting rubber is first to appear on the palate as well. Afterwards there is some licorice, pine resin, and juniper. The finish has an artificial berry taste and is short lived. "