Distillery No. 209 Gin
Distillery No. 209 // California, USA
Distillery No. 209's flagship gin is distilled a total of 5 times from corn harvested in the midwest. The first four distillations are done in a column-still (essentially a vodka base) and before the final distillation in their hand-hammered 25-foot alembic copper pot-still, botanicals are macerated in the spirit overnight. The botanical blend includes Calabrian juniper, bergamot orange peel, lemon peel, cardamom pods, cassia bark, angelica root, coriander seed, and other secret ingredients. It is bottled at 46% 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.
"Immediately this gin broadcasts its roots in the American West with bold, bright flavors of crushed citrus, wild spring flowers, and earthy, spicy cardamon. Some classic juniper pine appears as well, but more as a compliment to the other botanicals as opposed to the star. The distillate is light, dry, and crisp and builds toward a spicy finish with notes of cracked red peppercorn. A gin with broad cocktail appeal and a well made example of the style."