Dry Rye GinMADE BY ST. GEORGE SPIRITS IN ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA
St. George calls this distinctive spirit "a gin for whiskey lovers—and for gin im-purists who don't mind malty, warm rye gettin' all up in their juniper's grill." Nah, don't mind at all.
Dry Rye starts out with a base of white Rye whiskey, a riff on the Dutch Genever (juniper) style of gin. Then they infuse the flavor of just six botanicals: Juniper berries, black peppercorn, caraway, coriander and grapefruit and lime peel, all selected to play up the peppery tones of the juniper. Dry, spicy and just a teeny weeny bit savory (that's the caraway), it's one of the most creative juniper-forward gins we've ever tasted.
The folks at St. George love gin so much they couldn't make just one. Instead, they crafted three, each with a distinctive blend of botanicals. The trio of Dry Rye, Terroir and Botanivore makes a great gift for gin drinkers – stunning and affordable. St. George can't always keep up with demand so when all three are available, we recommend snatching them up.
tip of the tongue
This rich, bold gin is fantastic in classic gin cocktails, but it also makes for a delicious twist on classic rye cocktails, like the Old Fashioned (skip the fruit on this one): In the bottom of a rocks glass, muddle 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 2 to 3 dashes Angostura bitters until the sugar is dissolved. Add three ice cubes, stir, then add 2 oz Dry Rye Gin and stir again. Garnish with a freshly cut lemon or orange twist (be sure to twist it over the drink to release some of the fragrant oils).
Did you know?
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.