Greenbrier GinMADE BY SMOOTH AMBLER SPIRITS IN MAXWELTON, WEST VIRGINIA
Smooth Ambler's distillery is just a few miles from the Greenbrier Hotel, famous for its white sulphur springs, which are thought to have special restorative properties. Smooth Ambler's gin is made with this same water, so it's no wonder that when we take a sip, we're totally blissed out.
With a base spirit closer to moonshine than vodka (after all, it's made in West Virginia, the heart of moonshine territory), this is a rich gin with lots of spice and citrus. The juniper is mellow in the mix, and it almost tastes like an American riff on Dutch Genever, the spirit that originally inspired what we all know as gin.
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Greenbrier shines in classic, herbal cocktails like The Last Word: Mix 3/4 oz gin, 3/4 oz green Chartreuse, 3/4 oz maraschino liqueur and 3/4 oz fresh lime juice in a cocktail shaker with lots of ice. Shake until very cold and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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.