Stump Coastal Forest Gin
Phillips Fermentorium // British Columbia, Canada
Distilled at Victoria, B.C.'s Phillips Fermentorium Distilling Co., this gin is distilled using hand-foraged botanicals and herbs grown in British Columbia. They distill their base neutral-spirit (instead purchasing it which is often done in gin production) from barley and redistill the spirit with the botanicals--juniper, Cascade hops, Grand Fir, bay laurel, coriander, and lavender. It is bottled at 45% 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.
"The forest notes really shine through on the aroma with the Grand Fir coming in the strongest. The bay laurel provides for a menthol note which continues on the finish and though the lavender is present, it is used judiciously. You won't find any citrus, of course, as there isn't any. This would best be served in a Last Word cocktail as it's got the stuff to stand toe-to-toe with Chartreuse, but a gin & tonic will do nicely."