Spring is the perfect season to enjoy gin. Nothing beats sitting outdoors in a blooming garden on a sunny day, sipping on a classic gin and tonic cocktail.
While there are a number of new gins on the market thanks to the recent explosion in craft distilling, not all are good. One of the best new gins to enter the market is from Greenhook Ginsmiths.
Master Distiller Steven DeAngelo has created a gin that both evokes classic gin profiles and yet has a thoroughly modern flavor. The American Dry Gin is flavored with juniper, chamomile, elderflower, and cinnamon. The gin is distilled in a copper 300-liter alembic still that has been engineered to work in a mercury vacuum, which allows distillation to occur at a lower temperature, retaining more of the flavors of the botanical mix in this gin. The result is a gin that is clean, bright, and flavorful and will quickly become a favorite gin for gin and tonics and other cocktails.
Located in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, Greenhook Ginsmiths make the best small-batch gin on the East Coast, and one of the best in the country. At approximately $32 for a bottle, it’s a great price for such a high-quality gin.
On the nose, Greenhook Ginsmiths Gin reveals nice floral notes of chamomile and elderflower, along with the signature juniper note of gin and some background spice notes. The palate is spicy, with an initial juniper and cinnamon hit, before giving way to the florality of the chamomile and elderflower notes. It is an exceptionally pleasant gin and pairs very well with citrus flavors. A gin and tonic made with Greenhook Ginsmiths American Dry Gin brightens immediately with a squeeze of lime and makes a common cocktail something special.
The Greenhook Ginsmiths website lists a variety of creative cocktail creations whipped up by master mixologist Maxwell Britten to fully take advantage of the unique flavor profile of Greenhook Ginsmiths American Dry Gin.
With limited distribution, Greenhook Ginsmiths American Dry Gin is sure to become a coveted prize among gin aficionados. Pick up a bottle this spring for your entertaining, and see just how good craft gin can truly be.