The Botanist

 
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Origin: Scotland

SRP: $37 / 750ml

Spirit Facts: The Botanist is a “London Dry” style gin, hailing from the Isle of Islay, Scotland. Grounded in classic gin aromatics – orris root, coriander seed, cassia bark, juniper, etc – this gin also stays true to its roots by incorporating 22 local botanicals, hand-picked by their expert foraging team. It’s a clean, well-made, nuanced gin with notes of flowers, honey, and grass. It’s expertly crafted which makes for a smooth sipping experience. It’s a premium gin you’ll want for the perfect Martini.

Tasting Notes: Delicate aromas of orange and lemon peels on the nose, along with hints of sweet honey and classic gin botanicals on the palate. Overall, a rich classic London Dry style gin.

How to Mix With It: Bee’s Knees, Martini

Monkey 47

 
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Origin: Germany

SRP: $42 / 375ml

Spirit Facts: Hailing from Germany’s Black Forest, Monkey 47 is an exotic gin made with a molasses base. The 47 refers to the amount of botanicals used which includes such unlikely fruit ingredients like lingonberries, blackberries, and honey pomelo. (The 47 also refers to the % ABV of this new world gin.) The unique botanicals are combined with a host of recognizable gin botanicals such as chamomile, sage, angelica, coriander, and a whole array of others. The distillate is aged in earthenware (glazed or unglazed non-vitreous pottery that has normally been fired below 1200°C) containers for three months before being brought to its 47 degrees alcohol with the forest’s celebrated water. Toss this gin on the rocks for a peppery, citrusy gin with aromas of berries and pine – it’s dangerously delicious.

Tasting Notes: Complex on the nose and palate; ripe berry, island spice, and fresh citrus take the center stage in this robust, new world gin.

How to Mix With It: Bee’s Knees, The Last Word