If gin decided to go to college and major in philosophy, the result would be this Botanica Barrel Finished Gin by Falcon Spirits. It’s super deep.
When this gin isn’t sitting in the quad and pondering the meaning of life, it’s hanging out with its friends juniper, vanilla, lemon verbena and other hand-picked herbs. Their personalities get along really well, creating a perfect blend in their friend group. Unlike most college friend groups, it’s a very mature bunch of students. And they’ve sure got school spirit.
All punning aside, this is one interesting gin. It begins with a brandy base distilled from Northern California wines and matured in French Oak barrels for eight months. That’s blended with gin matured in younger barrels to give it depth. Of course, all the aforementioned botanicals (and marigold, cinnamon and galangal) add significant, but not overwhelming herbaceousness.
The man behind it, Farid Dormishian, is a professional biochemist who first turned to distilling (and winemaking!) as a hobby, but eventually became so obsessed he had to do it full time. He's just getting started and we can't wait to see what he does next. Meanwhile, we'll just have to pour a little more of this incredible brandy/gin hybrid while reading some Plato.
TIP OF THE TONGUE
Elevate your classic G&T and try this gin with a different kind of bubbly – our Sauvage Sparkling Blanc De Blancs!
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.
44% alcohol by volume. Comes in a 750ml bottle.