Revivalist Gin Summertide Expression
Revivalist Botanical Gin // Pennsylvania, USA
Perhaps drawing inspiration from Vivaldi, the Brandywine Branch Distillery in Elverson, Pennsylvania crafts four gins in their Revivalist line that represent the four seasons. All are fermented in custom-made Douglas Fir wash backs and distilled in copper CARL pot/column hybrid stills. Summertide employs jasmine and rose for floral character along with juniper, angelica, coriander, peppermint, and a good dose of citrus.
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 aromas in Summertide show dense floral character reminiscent of a botanical garden in full bloom. The palate is rich with a good sense of weight and the bouquet of sweet, dark roses is expertly balanced by refreshing lemon peel and a touch of juniper. The gin is distinct and nontraditional, but certainly of high quality and complex enough to be enjoyed on its own. The intense floral flavors, however, may be too far of a departure from classic London Dry to enjoy in some cocktails. "