Juniper Green Organic Gin (43%)
London Dry Gin
Altitude Spirits // London, England
This gin has one eye keenly on British tradition and another looking toward modern agricultural innovation. The spirit is based on a distillate of biodynamic rye passed through classic, artisanal, copper pot-stills. The botanical blend is a puritan blend of classic London Dry components including sustainable juniper, organic coriander seed, angelica root, and summer savory. The folks at Altitude Spirits in Colorado specialize in sourcing organic spirits from the world’s traditional crafters of iconic distillates. The adherence to a natural product doesn’t stop at the ingredients, as no colorization, sugar addition, or other modification post distillation. Note: This is bottled at 43% ABV in the US, but a 37.5% ABV version is sold in the EU.
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.
"This is a forcefully aromatic gin with classic flavors of juniper and coriander melding for an assertively herbaceous aroma. Notably missing are signs of citrus for a spirit that definitely skews to a more grassy, medicinal character with a touch of spice. The rich, rye base creates a silky mouthfeel that has a good deal of oiliness and combines with the rather low 43% alcohol for a soft and approachable finish and makes a pleasant drink on its own. Despite this and the somewhat limited botanical recipe, the gin does not lack for complexity and could certainly hold it’s own with vermouth in a Negroni or Martini. "