Corsair American Gin
Corsair // Tennessee, USA
Corsair Distillery takes pride in its renegade approach to producing spirits. This includes its production of its American Gin, which is made with an "unusual mix of traditional botanicals" that are vapor infused in a hand-hammered gin-head pot still. Botanicals are as follows: cucumber peel, orange and lemon peel, cardamom, hyssop, chamomile flowers, coriander, angelica, orris root, licorice root, and juniper. Bottled at 44% ABV.
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.
"A moderate intensity to the floral, citrus, and coriander notes on the aroma, but there's also a savory element here too--maybe zucchini bread? The gin is fairly soft and oily on the palate. Juniper is average intensity but the other botanicals take over on the flavor. It's not a crisp and clean gin, but a full bodied one. And the grain provides a just a hint of sweetness that makes this almost seem like an Old Tom. Bitter finish. (review from batch 257)"