Greenhook Ginsmiths American Dry Gin
How to describe this American Dry Gin? The main punch comes from juniper (naturally) but with a creative twist. Greenhook Ginsmiths adds nine botanicals to a base spirit distilled from organic grown wheat. The uniqueness of the distillation process creates a bright, vibrant and nuanced gin that is a perfect balance between our herbal, floral and citrus components: elderflower, cinnamon and chamomile. It’s a mix unlike any other.
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This history-minded bottling was made in collaboration with Brooklyn barmen Damon Boelte and Maxwell Britten. It's made from an 18th-century recipe, pot distilled using “exotic spices inspired by the British Spice Trade,” and finally, aged for 12 months in Bourbon and oloroso Sherry casks. All that adds up to a light gold hue, light sweetness (typical of the Old Tom style) and a pleasing, robust vanilla-mint profile with flecks of rosemary and lemon peel, finishing long and spicy. Sip or mix.
EASY, NO. EXCEPTIONAL, YES.
Greenhook Ginsmiths is the first to admit their distilling process is a bit unorthodox. But when you set out to make the best gin in America, sometimes you have to break a few rules. The innovative distillation process is part traditional, part modern day, and part mad science.
HOW IT WORKS
Greenhook Ginsmiths produces their gin in a custom-made 300-liter Copper Pot Still specifically engineered to work under a vacuum, which removes air pressure from the still. This unique distillation technique allows them to distill their gin at temperatures dramatically lower than ordinary stills—preventing the delicate aromas of our botanicals from becoming stewed by excessive heat. What they end up with is a lively and aromatic spirit that perfectly balances juniper with equal notes of herbal, floral and citrus. Welcome to the new face of American Gin.