Freeland Spirits Gin
Freeland Spirits // Oregon, USA
Freeland Spirits Gin is made in Portland, Oregon with two different distillation processes--traditional heat distillation in a pot still and vacuum distillation. The latter method allows fresh ingredients of rosemary, mint, cucumber, thyme and a secret ingredient to be incorporated. Fourteen dried botanicals are used in the traditional method with juniper, pink peppercorn, coriander, star anise, and grapefruit & lemon peel featured. Bottled at 90 proof.
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.
"This is a refreshingly straight-forward tasting gin despite the many botanicals in the mix. It's spicy and juniper-forward without feeling too heavily so, with strong presence of citrus peel (grapefruit, lemon and lime) and peppery heat that finishes with a slight sweetness. There's a slight acetone burn at the end, but not enough of one to cause problems in mixability. This is a solid Martini or Negroni gin with a nice punch to it. "