Hardware Distillery R Gin
Hardware Distillery Co. // Washington, USA
Hardware Distillery's R Gin is named after the myth that the the best oysters arrive in months that end in the letter "r." This seasonal gin is distilled from barley that was cold-smoked at the Hama Hama Oyster Co.
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.
"Though nominally a gin, it might be best to approach this spirit as a genever. The juniper and other botanicals take a back seat to the barley, which comes through with the aromatics of a white whiskey and a sweet maltiness on the palate. The botanicals lend a gentle herbaceousness, and the hint of smoke is thankfully very restrained. The distillery recommends pairing it with oysters, which would likely work well. The spirit also performs nicely served simply on the rocks. "