New Riff Kentucky Wild Gin
New Riff // Kentucky, USA
New Riff set out to make a gin that would be unique because it was from Kentucky. Using a rye neutral spirit, they added a few ingredients besides the standard bill of botanicals-- goldenrod, American juniper (for its strong pine character), and lastly “spicebush.” Spicebush is a small tree that Kentucky settlers used to season their food.
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.
"Grab a plaid shirt and some heavy boots. The nose is enveloping with spicy dry juniper and split pine cones. The palate is initially sweet with the mid palate having a harvest of pine sap and plump blueberries seasoned with cooking spices. The finish doesn’t linger and numbs your lips due to the proof. This gin is powerful, unapologetic, and gets away with it. Break out the good tonic for a G&T."