District Made Ivy City Gin
One Eight Distilling // Washington D.C., USA
Hailing from the nation’s capital, this craft gin features a distillate base of 63% rye, 26% corn, and a rich 11% malted barley. The botanical program prominently features the necessary juniper and the unique addition of local spicebush — a member of the laurel family with aromatic berries — along with coriander, grains of paradise, angelica, fennel, licorice, orris root, lemon peel, and lemongrass. The distillery focuses on grain and distillation also producing vodka and whiskey. Note: This product received a makeover with new packaging and "District Made" added to Ivy City Gin.
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.
"The grain base plays prominently in both the aromatics and flavors of this firmly American-style gin. The malted barley in particular adds beautiful notes of sweet, baked bread, cracked grain, and white whiskey. Below the grain influence, botanicals emerge with a focus on medicinal juniper, citrus, and black pepper leading to a pleasantly spicy finish. Because of its rich base, this is a very pleasantly sipper with a round and creamy mouthfeel. Tonic would not be a bad addition for a subtle G & T, and although at only 40% alcohol, the spirit’s richness can stand the dilution of a martini."