Introducing a new series, Distillerista Spirit Reviews! All spirits featured in this series are products I’ve personally purchased/acquired unless stated otherwise.
Product: Dry Rye Gin
Category: Dry, juniper-forward gin
Distillery: St. George Spirits of Alameda, CA
ABV: 90 proof / 45% ABV
Tasting Notes: Rich, bold and slightly spicy base (from the rye) with a near perfect amount of juniper. This 100% unaged rye-based gin is reminiscent of Genever thanks to the spicy, cereal-y texture of the rye. At 45% I expected the unaged rye base to taste little hot but the geniuses at St. George have once again struck a perfect balance.
Ideal Cocktail Pairings: Anything. This gin is gorgeous and interesting enough to shine on it’s own but also hearty enough to stand up to other flavors.
Similar Products: As mentioned, it’s reminiscent of Genever while also identifying with the London Dry style due to it’s unabashed amount of juniper.
Final Thoughts: An elegant, impressive gin for those looking for something just a bit different.
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