Blackfish Spirits Distillery // Washington, USA
Gifford's Gin is described as a "gin for those who don't like gin." The gin is produced by Blackfish Spirits Distillery in Auburn, Washington, with a grain base. It is bottled at 40% 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.
"Remarkably floral on the nose, Gifford's Gin is clearly going for a New American style of gin. Those floral notes continue to the taste along with juicy pear, a mild herbaceousness, and gentle juniper. It succeeds as an approachable gin, but may prove light in cocktails with more assertive ingredients."