Ransom Dry Gin
Ransom Spirits // Oregon, USA
Distilled in Oregon, this dry gin begins with mashbill of malted barley and rye producing a "malt wine". The botanicals are infused in a corn-based spirit. The gin is distilled in a 10-hecotoliter direct-fire pot-still and was inspired by Holland's genevers thought it is more a hybrid of that style and American dry gins. Notable botanicals include caraway, anise, Oregon Marionberries, and local hops. Ransom Dry Gin is bottled at 43% ABV.
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.
"You definitely can see the inspiration from Holland genever on the nose, but perhaps there is more of a new make whiskey aroma than genever. The spices are king in this gin, particularly the coriander and cardamom. There's a bit of alcohol heat on the finish that seems a touch out of balance with the gin. The finish leans on those spices and bitter roots and finishes dry. The dollop of hops makes this a gin to serve neat with a beer on the side which is also what many do with genever. This is called a "Kopstoot" in Holland."