Juneauper Gin // Alaska, USA
The craft distillery movement has officially reached some of America’s furthest reaches with this first gin of Juneau, Alaska. A pot still from the masters at Vendome in Kentucky was brought to create a gin that features a rotating cast of botanicals. The alcohol percentage is a fairly high at 48% so don’t be afraid to use in stirred or shaken cocktails.
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.
"The nose on this gin shows a very complex combination of dried spruce, bright coriander, and cracked pepper. The palate is surprisingly spicy and it’s not just the alcohol as clear flavors of peppercorn and toasted Casia linger on the finish. On repeated tasting some very pleasant floral tones join the spice. A great gin for bold cocktails but be forewarned that this has a bit of heat!"