Dorothy Parker American Gin
New York Distilling Company // New York, USA
New York Distilling Company celebrates the long and sometimes shady history of distilling in Brooklyn, from its early practice in the 1700s to the thousands of illegal distillers working during Prohibition. When co-founders Allen Katz and Tom and Bill Potter started the distillery in December 2011, they wanted to created a single gin style, but after developing and experimenting with different gin recipes, they decided to create several gin varieties. Named after writer, poet, and gin enthusiast Dorothy Parker, this gin is made with several botanicals, including juniper, elderberries, citrus, cinnamon and hibiscus petals, that are added to neutral spirit made from New York-grown grain. After distillation the spirit is 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.
"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."