Made in America Gins are coming on strong, using local American botanicals and regional flavors that make them perfect for pairing with free range meats and organic vegetables. American Gin makers have been labeled second class in the shadow of their British and Scottish rivals. New American gins mostly handcrafted distilled in small batches with their complex medley of flavors, are becoming extremely popular with traditional London Dry Gin drinkers. We invite you to taste these Made in America Gins. American Gins in alphabetical order: >Aviation Gin, Bluecoat Dry Gin, Dry Fly Washington Dry Gin, Junipero Dry Gin, Leopold’s American Small Batch Gin, New Amsterdam Gin, New Deal Portland Dry Gin No. 3 , No. 209 Gin, Organic Nation Gin, St. George Terroir Gin, TRU2 Organic Gin, Voyager Single-Batch Distilled Gin.
Aviation Gin is an American Gin from House Spirits Distillery, made in Portland. Aviation Gin is one of the first of an entirely new category of dry gins currently going under the designation; New Western Dry. Aviation Gin takes advantage of the rich, floral and savory flavor notes of alternative botanicals such as Lavender, Cardamom, and Indian Sarsaparilla to capture the lushness, spice, creativity, and freshness of the Pacific Northwest. Aviation Gin with its slightly subdued juniper and citrus presence against the back drop of creamy grain spirit makes it uniquely, enjoyable all by itself, both ice cold and at room temperature. Website:
Bluecoat Dry Gin is unique in American Gin flavor and unsurpassed in character, five times distilled in the birthplace of America – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bluecoat American Dry Gin is craft distilled using organic juniper berries, giving it earthy, spicy juniper notes. Bluecoat is distilled in a custom-built, hand-hammered copper pot still. The result is a intensely smooth and invigorating with a proprietary blend of organic American citrus peels and other organic botanicals, the result is a gin worthy of the term American Premium. No additives and all natural, organic botanicals and batch distilled, Bluecoat American Dry Gin is a revolutionary spirit that is distinctive and superior in character. Website: http://www.bluecoatgin.com
Dry Fly Distilling is a true handcrafted distillery located in Spokane, Washington. Dry Fly Washington Dry Gin is an American Gin flavored with local Northwestern American grown ingredients. The juniper pine fragrance is scaled down, resulting in a light floral tasting gin with a sweet clean, citrusy complex silhouette of green apple, mint, hops, and honeysuckle flowers with a hint of coriander. Dry Fly Washington Dry Gin is wonderfully aromatic and deliciously balanced. Website: http://www.dryflydistilling.com
Junipero Dry Gin is an American Gin made by hand in the classic “distilled dry gin” tradition, utilizing more than a dozen local California botanicals, in a small copper pot still on Potrero Hill in San Francisco. Junipero Gin is operated by Anchor Brewing known for their handcrafted beer. Junipero Gin has a classic London Dry Gin profile with a Western American boldness of juniper and citrus along with smaller herbal, floral and fruit. Junipero gin is exceptionally smooth and very appealing. Junipero Gin makes an excellent sipping Martini with a hint of sweetness. Website:
Leopold Bros. distillery, founded a decade ago in Ann Arbor, Mich., and transplanted to Denver. Distiller Leopold distills each of the botanicals separately. By distilling the juniper alone, Leopold’s American Small Batch Gin is an American Gin that captures the sweet essence of the berry without the pine aftertaste. Leopold gin is hand bottled, hand labeled, and hand numbered which adds to its personalized rounded, clean finish flavor. Complex aromatic botanicals and fragrant citrus include hand-zested oranges and mild grapefruit. The clean finish helps make this a terrific gin for Martinis. Website:
New Amsterdam Straight Gin is an American Gin produced in Modesto, California by the New Amsterdam Spirits Company owned by the E&J Gallo wine conglomerate. New Amsterdam Gin is crafted with 20 botanicals, citrus elements and a light touch of juniper to create an unparalleled, smooth taste. A taste so smooth you can drink it straight. New Amsterdam is poised to capture the attention of those craving a premium, sophisticated gin at an affordable price. Website:
New Deal Portland Dry Gin No. 3 is an American Gin made by New Deal Distillery located in Portland, Oregon. While many New American Gins use a blend of botanicals, New Deal Portland Dry Gin No. 3 only uses juniper berries to get its flavor, a remarkable achievement considering the flavors it delivers. The triple distilled grain spirit is pot-distilled the botanicals in copper botanical trays creating a wide flavor of sweet pine with citrus undertones and cool mint. It’s an excellent American gin ideal for people drawn to gin for the bright pine and evergreen flavors. Website:
No. 209 Gin comes from Distillery No. 209 located at Pier 50 in San Francisco California Distillery No. 209 is the only distillery in the world built over water. Distillery No. 209 makes the only certified kosher-for-Passover gin in the world known as No. 209 Kosher-for-Passover Gin. No. 209 Gin, a small batch hand-crafted spirit with a flavor for the 21st Century. No. 209 Gin is an American Gin includes somewhere between eight and eleven different botanicals. The delicious complexity of No. 209’s citrus spice flavor profile is primarily a result of bergamot orange, lemon peel, cardamom pods, cassia bark, angelica root and coriander seeds sourced from around the world and locally within California. Website: http://www.distillery209.com/gin/
Organic Nation Gin is an American Gin produced by Cascade Peak Spirits, Oregon’s first organic distillery located in Ashland, Oregon. Organic Nation Gin is the spirit, passion and commitment to providing consumers with the highest quality organic spirits by using products that are certified organic and locally grown/produced honoring the earth in the process and creating a viable, dynamic sustainable business. Organic Nation Gin is twice distilled from organic rye, wheat and corn and filtered 7 times handcrafted using 12 botanicals including: juniper, coriander, black pepper, dill, cucumber, lemon balm, angelica with hints of lavender, mint and citrusy notes. Organic Nation Gin is made with a Genever like graininess with lots of London Dry type overtones and a warming and smooth finish. Makes a stellar Gin & Tonic and other classic gin cocktails. Website: http://organicnationspirits.com/page0/page0.html
St. George Terroir Gin, according to the Distiller Lance Winters, drinking this gin is like “drinking a martini in the woods.” St. George Terroir Gin is an American Gin with an intense earthy, woodsy nose and flavor derived from Douglas fir, California bay laurel, and California coastal sage complemented by bright, citrusy top notes. This is a unique and proudly Californian gin with a sense of place and poetry inspired by the coastal forests aromas of the California Mount Tam region. Website: http://www.stgeorgespirits.com/gin/
TRU2 Organic Gin methodology is historical and harks back to the first juniper-flavored spirits made in Italy, Holland, Belgium and France as far back as the 16th century. Fourteen organic botanicals to make TRU2 gin, including juniper berries, fresh lavender, fresh lemon zest, angelica root, orris root, coriander seeds, cardamom, vanilla beans, cloves, fennel, cinnamon, allspice, chamomile and star anise. TRU2 Organic Gin is an American Gin that is USDA certified organic and free of chemicals from field to bottle. It’s flavors are real infusions of whole, organic ingredients, not extracts. Website:
Voyager Distilled Dry Gin is an American Gin produced by Pacific Distillery, a small, family-owned-and-operated distillery located in the heart of Woodinville, Washington’s wine country, just north of Seattle specializing in making world-class hand-made spirits using old-world methods, recipes and equipment. Voyager Distilled Dry Gin is a hand-crafted American gin in the London Dry style. Their single-batch, hand-made gin is artisan distilled using only the finest grain and select, all organic botanicals, herbs and spices from around the globe to insure that Voyager Distilled Dry Gin is truly a world class product that carries forward the traditions of 19th century craft distillers. These ingredients are placed into a hand-hammered copper alembic pot still and carefully distilled to insure that the finished flavor and aromas are fully integrated and complementary. The result is an ultra-premium spirit that mixes perfectly in your favorite gin-based cocktail: from a classic dry Martini to a refreshing Gin & Tonic, Voyager Distilled Dry Gin is a gin that epitomizes the essence of cocktail culture. Website: http://pacificdistillery.com/index2.htm#5
The next time you are shopping for something truly American,try an American handcrafted Gin. We invite you to share your comments and American Gin reviews, please email to:firstname.lastname@example.org ps. if we missed your American Gin Brand, please let us know so we can add it to our list of American gins.
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