Dubbed a “London Dry with a Virginia accent” by Forbes, this crisp rye gin is named for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. That basin stretches across six states in the Northeast and is home to many rivers, streams and creeks – including Catoctin Creek.
The 100% organic rye base shines alongside a secret blend of herbs and spices – but we pick up cinnamon, pepper and subtle licorice with the heady aroma of mandatory juniper berry. Bold and rich but without an alcoholic burn, this one’s great for a classic cocktails of all kinds, but go easy on the sweet elements to let the peppery and citrusy notes fly.
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Go for a Black Devil Martini: Combine 2 oz Watershed Gin, 1/2 oz Vya Extra Dry Vermouth and a dash of Hella Bitter Citrus Bitters in a glass with. Stir, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a black olive.