Tamworth Garden Flora Gin
Tamworth Distilling // New Hampshire, USA
Tamworth Garden's Flora Gin blends New Hampshire botanicals with traditional gin ingredients. From New Hampshire comes geranium, violet, lemon verbena, elderflower, and red clover; juniper and coriander provide traditional gin flavors, and there is also a touch of honey.
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.
"As one might expect from its name and list of botanicals, Tamworth Garden's Flora Gin is a showcase for floral ingredients. The lemon verbena provides a nice counterpoint to all those flowers, offering an herbal citrus note. The juniper takes a back seat in this gin. Flora is not the gin to break out for a traditional Martini or Gin and Tonic, but it opens intriguing possibilities for spring and summer cocktails. It's a soft gin, and it manages to be floral without getting soapy; recommended as a softer, sweeter take on the spirit."