Montana Distillery Soiled Dove Gin
Montana Distilling // Montana, USA
The Montana Distillery specializes in clean, correct spirits derived from distilled sugar beets. There is no post-distillation addition of sugar and raw botanicals are chosen over any sort of extract or artificial ingredient. The curious name refers to birds that find their way into a bar and leave tarnished by smoke and soot. Additionally, former prostitutes who could no longer work after their trade was made illegal were also referred to as 'soiled doves'.
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.
"This American gin is introduced by a bright nose that shows intense juniper berry impact and high toned notes of coriander leaf and citrus oil. The palate is light and the botanical flavors leave a pleasant bitterness before fading to whisper-soft finish with hints of lingering juniper. This is an easy-going spirit that can be consumed well on it’s own but may lack the body to stand up to full-flavored cocktails such as the negroni."