Crater Lake Gin

Compound Gin

Crater Lake // Oregon, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    70
  • Avg. Rating

    4.0
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 3 )

Wild juniper berries are picked in the desert of central Oregon and infused after distillation. No other botanicals are used so as to not muddy the aroma and taste of the juniper. The spirit is cut with Cascade Mountain water, but still bottled at a powerful 95 proof.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    47.5
  • Compound Gin
    Compound gins are produced by simply taking a neutral spirit and adding juniper extract and other flavor essences (which can be natural or artificial) without the additional step of re-distilling. These gins are often referred to as "Bathtub Gins".
  • Cask Type
    unaged

Tasting Notes

"Christmas is in the air and on the palate as well. A big whiff of evergreen needles that brings you back to chopping down your own tree, and afterwards the scent of honey lemon tea. The palate has an overwhelming taste of pine needles and bitter juniper. The finish is long but it is simply more of the same. Pair this with some tonic or club soda so the bubbles can break up the intensity."

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Flavor Profile

Juniper & Earthy