J.A. Baczewski's Dry Gin
London Dry Gin
Monopolowa // Austria
The Baczewski family first set up a distillery in the city of Lwow in 1782. By 1810, they had received the prestigious mark of the Imperial Eagle from the Austrian Empire. The family would continue to produce spirits until World War II. Following the war, Eduard Gessler, an Austrian producer of spirits, acquired the Baczewski brand and began producing their products at his distillery in Vienna. Today the distillery still produces Baczewski brand products, including J.A. Baczewski dry gin. Unlike other gins, this expression is made with a base spirit triple distilled from potatoes. Seven botanicals - juniper berries, coriander, aniseed, ginger, dill, and orange and lemon peel - are then added to produce the final product. Winner of a Gold Medal at the 2014 World Spirits Awards, this gin is bottled at 43.5% ABV.
London Dry GinNeutral spirit flavored with juniper and other botanicals. In the US, the minimum ABV is 40%; In the EU, it is 37.5%. Originally, only made in London, this can be made anywhere. No artificial flavors or colors can be added. Only water, neutral grain spirit, and sugar (no more than 0.1g/l) can be added.