St. George Dry Rye Gin
St. George Spirits // California, USA
As the name indicates, the base for this gin is unaged rye. In opposition to their Botanivore Gin which boasts 19 different botanicals, this gin utilizes just six--juniper, black peppercorn, caraway, coriander, grapefruit & lime peels. Distilled in pot-stills, the Dry Rye Gin is bottled at 45% ABV. Keep an eye out for this gin in aged form with their Dry Rye Reposado 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 aroma would be familiar to you if you've ever had a new-make whiskey. Pepper and caraway (a nice touch to pair with the rye-base) are present, but not overwhelming, and the citrus zest has a delicate touch. Though there is more juniper in this gin from St. George than their others, it still isn't on the forefront. On the palate, the gin is round and slightly sweet. The gin finishes with the spices coming through on the finish, particularly the coriander. You could very easily sip this neat (and pair it with a Scandinavian smörgåsbord) or use in a bold-flavored drink like a Negroni."