Genevieve GinMADE BY ANCHOR DISTILLING IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
This gin is an amazing blend of old school and modern styles, harkening back to the gin first invented by the Dutch, called "Genever."
Anchor Distilling uses the same secret mix of botanicals as in their Junipero gin, so it's heavy on the juniper with a deep, piney spiciness balanced by a clean, crisp mouthfeel. But instead of starting with neutral spirits (similar to vodka), they use a base spirit made from wheat, barley and malted rye – essentially, an un-aged whiskey.
The nutty, sweet flavor of the grains blends makes this one of the most intriguing gins we've tried.
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Pre-Prohibition era cocktails were often made using Genever-style gins. Try this one in a Gin Old Fashioned: Muddle 1 sugar cube or 1 teaspoon sugar with 2 dashes aromatic bitters and 1/2 teaspoon water in the bottom of a wide-mouth glass. When the sugar has dissolved, add 2 oz Genevieve Gin and stir well. Drop in two large ice cubes, stir a few times and enjoy.
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.