Copper & Kings Moons of Juniper Gin
No Neutral Spirits. Non-Chill Filtered No Added Flavors or Colors Post Distillation. Amplified Juniper
Hand-crafted alembic dry gin using 100% grape wine & honey in American made copper pot stills. No neutral spirits are used in the double distillation of this unique American style craft gin.
Crushed whole juniper berries together with honey & classic gin botanicals - sweet orange, coriander, cardamom, angelica, grains of paradise, are macerated for an extended period in warm grape brandy low-wine, then redistilled together with vapor distilled pulverized whole juniper berries, sweet orange peels and jasmine in the gin basket. Extra bold with assertive juniper. Forest pine, subtle woody spice, dark chocolate, cloaked in warm tropical orange. Extra smooth, with accessible balance, crisp dry gin. Rich & viscous.
Non-chill filtered to maximize the retention & concentration of juniper berries & the botanical flavors to allow them to shine with layered complexity. May develop a faint haze or suspension at colder temperatures.
They use traditional copper pot-distillation to forge non-traditional craft-distilled, natural, pure pot-still American brandies. They make definitive American brandy influenced by American whiskey and American music. They do not make derivative brandy styled upon a European sensibility. Their brandies are batch distilled exclusively in copper pot-stills, are non-chill filtered, with no added sugar, boisé (powdered oak, shavings or infusion) other flavors, synthetic chemicals or caramel colorants for an uncorrupted, authentic, natural flavor, nose and color. The aged brandies exit the barrel full integrity intact. They adopt a “low & slow” distillation philosophy – a relatively low distillation temperature, for a longer, slower distillation, maximum copper contact, to express fruit intensity, concentrated flavors, aromas, and a velvet finish.
Philosophically the art of brandy distillation revolves around the concept of retention and concentration. The distiller is attempting to retain and concentrate the nuance found in the base wine. (As opposed to whiskey distillation where the concept revolves more around extraction and purification to palatability.) You “stroke” brandy into shape. With that said, they believe that the art of brandy starts in the vineyard or orchard, and their wines are selected for superior aromatics and quality. The focus is the distillation of unfiltered, un-sulfited wines. They are attempting to retain this essential character of the wine, the vibrancy and personality, and the better the base wine the better the brandy.
Enjoying an enthusiastic resurgence in modern cocktail culture, Gin, a.k.a. ‘Dutch Courage,’ was originally touted as a 16th century cure for cowardice and stomach ailments. Arguably the broadest and most dynamic category of spirits in terms of flavor profiles and production styles, Gin is a distilled grain spirit that derives its primary flavor from juniper berries and secondary flavors from a dazzling array of spices, herbs, fruits and botanicals. It is both produced and enjoyed all around the world and is most commonly mixed into cocktails such as the Martini or simply added to tonic water.