You won't find pungent, overwhelming juniper in this gin. Earthy and spicy, with a bright citrusy finish, Bluecoat is made with a harmonious mix of botanicals – sweet, woodsy angelica root and a complex, fragrant mix of citrus peels. All the ingredients are certified organic, and the distillation is done in a custom-built pot still designed specifically for gin.
It’s a favorite of ours for mixing both new cocktails and tinkering with classics. And the beautiful blue glass bottle is a keeper that we like to repurpose as a vase (or two, or three). Somehow, we just keep drinking!
This gin is fantastic in a Tom Collins: Combine 2 oz gin, 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1 teaspoon rich simple syrup (2 parts sugar to 1 part water) in a shaker with lots of ice. Shake until very cold and strain into a tall, narrow glass filled will ice. Add 4 oz of cold seltzer and garnish with an orange slice.
Gin can be infused with a wide variety of botanicals, but it MUST contain juniper berries, which are responsible for that distinct, piney, gin-y flavor.
47% alcohol by volume. Comes in a 750ml bottle.