Seneca Drums GinMADE BY FINGER LAKES DISTILLING IN BURDETT, NEW YORK
Today's mantra seems to be "think local," and Finger Lakes Distilling did just that. Located in the center of New York State's most productive wine region, they decided to use wine grapes as the base for their spirits, including this floral and complex gin.
A grape spirit base makes for a richer, more flavorful gin, which is then infused with 11 different botanicals.
What's “Seneca Drums?” A sonic phenomenon heard over Seneca Lake in the summer. The locals claim it's a distant call from native Iroquois. Or maybe it’s just a reminder to pour another glass…
tip of the tongue
Master distiller Thomas Earl admits he has no idea how they got Seneca Drums to taste so good, adding that it reminds him of "a walk in the woods." It's so good, in fact, that it was voted New York's Best Spirit at the 2010 Wine & Food Classic.
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.