Dorothy Parker American Gin
Dorothy Parker // New York, USA
Named after writer, poet, and gin enthusiast Dorothy Parker, this American gin is made with several botanicals, including juniper, elderberries, citrus, cinnamon and hibiscus petals. These botanicals are added to a neutral spirit made from New York-grown grain. Distilled and bottled at New York Distilling Co. located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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.
"Moderate intensity of floral notes with the hibiscus coming in quite clear. Lemon also makes a nice pop on the nose. The gin is round on the palate with an earthy and spicy warm backbone, particularly cinnamon (by way of cassia bark). Coriander makes a nice appearance as well which couple nicely with the floral notes. The finish is dry and moderately bitter with a gentle berry back note. The unconventional botanicals are highlights and don't overshadow the juniper which remains throughout. A fun gin to get to know; play around with it in any cocktail you like, but start with a Clover Club."