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 who also holds a degree in biochemistry. Del Grande used that science expertise and cooking talent to create the 12 botanical blend of ROXOR Artisan Gin. He balanced juniper with fresh citrus peels and included other traditional botanicals like coriander and orris root. From there, we’ve got some surprises like Texas pecans, cocoa nibs, sarsaparilla and cinnamon.
After Del Grande perfected his ROXOR Gin recipe, San Luis Spirits began producing the gin in small copper stills, using the same aquifer water used to make Dripping Springs Vodka.
The result is a western-style gin that’s light on juniper and heavy on bright citrus and coriander spice. Those Texas pecans show up toward the finish and add some lushness to the spirit. If you’re loyal to London Dry style gins, ROXOR probably isn’t for you. But it is a very flavorful gin that might appeal to many turned off by brash juniper. Try it in cocktails or simply pour some over ice and drop in a grapefruit peel; this is an easy-drinking gin.
For now, ROXOR is only available in Texas.
– 45% Alcohol by Volume