Hotel Tango Golf Gin
Hotel Tango // Indiana, USA
As the military parlance of the name of this distillery suggests, this is America’s first gin crafted by a disabled marine veteran. The proximity to downtown Indianapolis doesn’t prevent Hotel Tango from using local grains, mainly the region’s famous corn, for their range of spirits. This gin is reportedly master distiller Travis’s favorite child, so perhaps the best introduction to Indiana’s new craft spirit world.
Distilled GinThis style of gin takes a neutral spirit and then adds juniper berries and other natural flavorings before it is re-distilled. After distillation, additional flavors (artificial or natural) and sweeteners may be added.
"Immediately the taster is greeted with a nose of intense juniper spice and fruit. Other flavors such as spicy, green coriander and earthy angelica emerge with just enough citrus to keep the experience fresh upon repeat tasting. This is a masculine-style gin that gives more than a nod to the classic London Dry style. Perfect for historic cocktails, but with a rich, grain base that will provide a bit more grain weight than our European favorites. "