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Rutte Gin Review

Rutte Gin Review

I spent my college study abroad period in the Netherlands, and spent one miraculously exam-free day during finals week on the train to The Hague, disembarking to investigate any interesting towns along the way. That’s how I ended up in Dordrecht for perhaps two hours, where I mostly recall admiring…read more →

Dragon Dance Gin Review

Dragon Dance Gin Review

Dragon Dance may sound like a power metal band, but it’s actually a jalapeño-infused gin. And according to its maker, Pennsylvania’s Revivalist Distillery, it’s the very first of its kind. Dragon Dance Gin is clear in appearance, and has a nose ripe with pepper. Those expecting a no-holds-barred blast of…read more →

The Bitter Truth Pink Gin Review

The Bitter Truth Pink Gin Review

It’s said that sailors first began the practice of mixing bitters with gin to cure seasickness (or, more likely, to get toasted on the job). In today’s world, we have The Bitter Truth. The decade-old German company, known primarily for its bitters, also produces a gin blended with aromatic bitters…read more →

A Tamarind Fizz for Your Holiday Drinking Needs

A Tamarind Fizz for Your Holiday Drinking Needs

You made it through one holiday, but now there are more on the horizon. Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s… whatever’s on your docket this year, you’re going to need some appropriately festive cocktails. Like the Tamarind Fizz, which is the handsome number you see here. It comes from NYC’s Fifty, and…read more →

Leopold Bros. Navy Strength Gin Review

Leopold Bros. Navy Strength Gin Review

Colorado-based Leopold Bros. distillery is something of a trailblazer in the world of gin. Their American small batch gin, originally released in 2001, was at the leading edge of the “American gin” movement, eschewing the juniper-forward style of London dry gins in favor of a more subtle, herbal character that’s…read more →

Revivalist Botanical Gin Review: a Gin for All Seasons

Revivalist Botanical Gin Review: a Gin for All Seasons

The closest we’ll ever get to having a calendar made purely of gin may just be the Revivalist Botanical series, a new portfolio of gins from Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Branch Distillers that draws inspiration from the four seasons. But rather than rolling them out seasonally, each Revivalist gin will be available…read more →

Makar Glasgow Gin Review

Makar Glasgow Gin Review

Scotland. It’s not just for scotch anymore. This message comes courtesy of The Glasgow Distillery Co., the folks responsible for Makar Glasgow Gin. Makar, which is the Scots word for “poet,” has the distinction of being the first gin ever made in its namesake city and is distilled in a…read more →

Tamworth Distilling Flora Gin Review

Tamworth Distilling Flora Gin Review

Tamworth Distilling is a New Hampshire-based operation that’s making a unique roster of spirits, from gins and vodkas to white whiskey and infusions. Behind the distillery is Steven Grasse, the creator of Hendrick’s Gin and a man who’s no stranger to experimentation. Their recently launched Flora Gin is the second…read more →

Celebrating Leap Day with a Spirited Leap Cocktail

Celebrating Leap Day with a Spirited Leap Cocktail

February 29. It’s a day that only comes around once every four years, so it’s probably a day worth celebrating. Partly because we get an extra day to do whatever, but mostly because we choose to spend that extra day drinking gin. And since there’s a cocktail for literally every…read more →

Woody Creek Colorado Gin Review

Woody Creek Colorado Gin Review

Woody Creek Distillers caught our eye a couple years ago when we first sampled their once-distilled 100% potato vodka. We appreciated that it tasted like a once-distilled 100% potato vodka. Fast forward to now, and we got our hands on a couple new bottles, including the Woody Creek Colorado Gin.…read more →

Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe

Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe

An easy-drinking classic, the Bee’s Knees is a simple three part cocktail that combines gin, lemon and honey. It’s a product of the Prohibition era, when bathtub gin needed a good dose of citrus and sugar to be palatable. Back then, the recipe was closer to equal parts, but this…read more →

Fight Malaria with 1897 Quinine Gin

Fight Malaria with 1897 Quinine Gin

There’s a new gin in town, and it goes by the name 1897 Quinine Gin. 1897 is the year that Sir Ronald Ross made a breakthrough discovery that laid the foundation for fighting malaria. And the gin itself utilizes cinchona bark, the traditional source of quinine, which has been used…read more →