New England Distilling Ingenium Gin
New England Distilling // Maine, USA
"Ingenium" means the engine of natural creativity that comes from observation and imagination. The gin is distilled from a mash of local grain in a direct-fire pot-still to retain more character from the grains themselves. The flavoring botanicals are said to be a mixture of traditional and non-traditional botanicals.
Modern GinAlso has been referred to as "Contemporary", "New Western", "New Wave", and "New American". This style is not legally defined. In general, this category of gin, while it does contain juniper, places less of an emphasis on this botanical. Other botanicals not classically used in London Dry gins are often utilized and often highlight botanicals grown in the region the gin is produced. Most produced as either London Dry or Distilled Gins.
"This is warm and welcoming all the way through. The nose consists of mostly bitter lemon soda and juniper with some crushed pepper and angelica root. Tastes of lemon drops, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a smidgen of juniper are all warmed by the heat of the alcohol. While the burn is a bit harsh, the mouthfeel is lean and juicy. Put this in a Gimlet to balance the spiced lemons with refreshing lime juice."