FEW Breakfast Gin
FEW // Illinois, USA
Released in 2015, FEW Breakfast Gin combines traditional gin botanicals such as juniper, coriander, and citrus with the Earl Grey tea. Distilled from grain, it is bottled at 42% 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.
"Gin for breakfast? That probably shouldn't be a daily habit, but the spirit does appear in some morning cocktails. FEW's Breakfast Gin adds Earl Grey tea to an array of typical gin botanicals. The double dose of citrus peel and the bergamot orange notes of the tea makes this a citrus-forward spirit, though it leans more toward sweet orange than the bright notes of lemon and coriander. It's on the softer side of gin, but still has enough juniper backbone to stand up in a drink. A hint of tannic black tea comes through on the finish. One can imagine it playing well with sparkling wine in a brunch cocktail. "