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Russell Henry London Dry Gin
The gins we are familiar with are mostly London Drygins, column-still spirits derived from corn, grains, or even sugar beets, flavored with juniper (otherwise it cant be called gin) and usually other flavoring agents/botanicals, natural or artificial. There are other types of gin, and the spirit has an interesting social history: see the Wikipedia article on gin. Russell Henry uses a wheat-based grain-neutral spirit redistilled on the Germain-Robin 16HL cognac still, and also on a ... read more
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Size:750mL (liquor)
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The gins we are familiar with are mostly London Drygins, column-still spirits derived from corn, grains, or even sugar beets, flavored with juniper (otherwise it cant be called gin) and usually other flavoring agents/botanicals, natural or artificial. There are other types of gin, and the spirit has an interesting social history: see the Wikipedia article on gin. Russell Henry uses a wheat-based grain-neutral spirit redistilled on the Germain-Robin 16HL cognac still, and also on a small Holstein potstill, following infusion with juniper and several other aromatics; the ginger version is additionally infused with organic ginger, the lime version with limes and their leaves.
About Russell Henry
Sure, there are a lot of gins out in the market, but Ansley Coale from Craft Distillers and Crispin Cain from Tamar Distillery thought there was a lot of room for improvement. Among them, they have some 50 years thinking about and distilling craft-method spirits. One of the things they wanted to do was figure out how to distill a real-fruit gin, one that would include genuine flavors, instead of having them added. Did it work? Here's what Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal had to say: "Entry is delicate, gently bittersweet, herbaceous, at the last a touch juniper-like; mid-palate features more ginger, no paucity of juniper, coriander, rose petal, or angelica. Finishes like silk in the throat. Delicious. Highest recommendation" The method is infusion and redistillation, using both a small Holstein potstill and the Germain-Robin 16HL antique cognac still. The infused botanicals include juniper, coriander, orris root, and lemon peel. For the real-fruit versions, Crispin uses the leaves and fruit of the limau purut, a deep-flavored lime native to Malaysia, and Hawaiian ginger sourced from an organic grower on Kauai.
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