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Gin Review

Top of the Hill Piedmont Gin Review

Top of the Hill Piedmont Gin Review

Top of the Hill Distillery is based in North Carolina and makes a vodka and white whiskey in addition to their newest offering: Piedmont Gin. The gin is distilled from organic Carolina wheat, and made in the style of New American gins. It relies less heavily on juniper for its…read more →

Bombay Sapphire East Gin Review

Bombay Sapphire East Gin Review

Bombay Sapphire East is a twist on the original Bombay Sapphire Gin. The main difference here is the addition of two more botanicals — Thai lemongrass and Vietnamese black peppercorns — to the 10 botanicals already present in Sapphire. The gin first launched in 2011, with more widespread availability in…read more →

Knockeen Hills Elderflower Gin Review

Knockeen Hills Elderflower Gin Review

You may remember our recent experiences with Knockeen Hills. They distill a mighty fine Irish poteen at a whopping 180 proof as well as an easy-drinking heather gin. Well, it turns out they also make a less-fiery 120 proof poteen (some bitters are steeping as we speak), plus the subject…read more →

Knockeen Hills Heather Gin Review

Knockeen Hills Heather Gin Review

Knockeen Hills Heather Gin is dubbed a “super premium” London Cut Dry Gin. It hails from England, but it’s produced with Irish whey distillate. And, it’s distilled five times. That’s nothing for vodka, but unusual for gin. More fun facts — The term “heather gin” is derived from its use…read more →

Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin Review

Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin Review

Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin is crafted in Holland by the same family that brought us Ketel One Vodka. But the Nolet’s are not newcomers to the category, as the Nolet family has been producing gin since 1691. Nolet’s Silver is much different than your standard London Dry Gin, as it…read more →

Greenhook Ginsmiths American Dry Gin Review

Greenhook Ginsmiths American Dry Gin Review

Greenhook Ginsmiths Distillery is a new Brooklyn-based outfit headed by gin aficionado, Steven DeAngelo. The company launched an American Dry Gin in February and will eventually be releasing a full line of small-batch, handcrafted gins. Greenhook Ginsmiths hopes to offer consumers new, accessible gins with more taste and character than…read more →

Caorunn Gin Review

Caorunn Gin Review

Caorunn Gin (pronounced ka-roon) is a small batch Scottish Gin produced at the Balmenach Distillery in Scotland’s Spey Valley. Caorunn builds on the standard gin botanicals – like juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica root and citrus peels – with five unique Celtic botanicals. The most prominent is rowan berry, from…read more →

Spring44 Gin Review

Spring44 Gin Review

Back in June, Denver-based Spring44 released a gin, vodka and honey vodka. Like all Spring44 spirits, the gin is distilled five times, filtered through a virgin coconut husk carbon filtration system and cut with spring water from the Rocky Mountains. The gin is comprised of 12 aromatic botanicals, including juniper…read more →

Roxor Gin Review

Roxor Gin Review

ROXOR Artisan Gin is a new product that just launched this month. Distilled in partnership between New Artisan Spirits and San Luis Spirits, producers of Dripping Springs Vodka, it’s the first Texas-based gin. New Artisan Spirits is headed by former Coca-Cola executive Don Short and Robert Del Grande, a chef…read more →

Death’s Door Gin Review

Death’s Door Gin Review

Death’s Door Gin comes from Death’s Door Spirits, a relatively new outfit based in Madison, Wisconsin. The company produces a vodka and white whiskey in addition to the gin. Distilled in small batches from local red winter wheat, Death’s Door Gin is unique as far as gins go, in that…read more →

Citadelle Gin Review

Citadelle Gin is a French gin distilled from wheat and 19 different botanicals, including juniper, coriander, citrus peels, star anise, fennel and cinnamon.  It’s the only gin on the market distilled in a Cognac pot still over an open flame. That fact and all those ingredients combine to form a…read more →

Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin Review

Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin Review

Martin Miller’s Gin is a London Dry Gin that hit the market in 1999. It’s composed of botanicals including juniper berries, citrus peels, coriander, licorice, cinnamon, nutmeg and more. It’s distilled in London before being shipped off to Iceland where it’s cut to strength with spring water. The gin is…read more →

Beefeater 24 Gin Review

Beefeater 24 Gin Review

Beefeater 24 Gin is a variation of Beefeater’s London Dry Gin, adding a handful of new components to the spirit, including grapefruit peel and, most notably, Japanese and Chinese green tea. Beefeater 24 gets its name from its unique distillation process, in which all botanicals are steeped together in the…read more →

Bluecoat Gin Review

Bluecoat Gin Review

Bluecoat is an American Dry Gin distilled in Philadelphia. Its unique flavor profile is derived from organic juniper berries and a proprietary blend of citrus peels and other botanicals. The term “American” dry gin is key, as most gins that fall outside the traditional London Dry style are typically lighter…read more →

New Amsterdam Gin Review

New Amsterdam Gin Review

Before there was New York, there was New Amsterdam, and New Amsterdam Gin pays homage to the former Dutch settlement with a namesake gin.  Of course, New Amsterdam Gin is actually distilled in Modesto, California. Go figure. New Amsterdam Gin is a far cry from the London Dry style of…read more →