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Abernathy Gin

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Abernathy Gin in <100 Words

The Tenn South Distillery hails from the town Lynnville (pop. 287 as of 2010). The town motto is “striving to be the best small town in America.”  Within that tradition, Tenn South Distillery harvests local Giles County white corn and does everything on site in their distillery. All of their spirits are “grain-to-glass,” and are distilled in their Vendome Copper Pot still. The gin is vapor infused with a blend of nine botanicals and is designed from the ground up to be a contemporary styled gin with Southern touches such as the addition of Pecan.

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Shetland Reel Gin

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Shetland Reel in <100 Words

From the only distillery in the romantic, subarctic Shetland Islands (closer to Bergen than to London), Shetland Reel Gin is a small-batch gin distilled on a copper still on the Island of Unst. Featuring a traditional bouquet including juniper, coriander, orris root, cassia, and citrus peel, they add some local Unst-grown Apple Mint. Apple Mint at its core is still mint, but it has a somewhat fruity flavor. Apple Mint is also favored by many bartenders for Mojitos. But I digress, did you know Shetland Reel is among the only gins I know who have a song writ about them*?

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Cold River Gin

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Since I’ve last written about a gin from Maine, I’ve had the pleasure of spending some time exploring the beautiful state. In April 2012, my wife and I took the scenic route up the coast (Route 1 and the scenic bypasses) driving through small coastal town after small coastal town. The weather was a hair cool, with a spring wind blowing off the ocean. There were a few people walking the beaches in brightly colored windbreakers; kids flying kites, folks playing fetch with their dogs. Idyllic, peaceful, surely the quiet before the lobster stands open and the crowds of summer return. Although I was disappointed that there was no fresh lobster [yes, I know I was early], I felt like I got to see a little bit of what Maine was all about, in particular Freeport, Maine which is along the oceanic coast. Next time, I want to venture inland, but for now we get to the reason why you’re here.

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Cold River Gin

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People of the gin world, hello! I am here to give you the Gin Wife’s Take™ on some gin. Now the Gin Husband here, he loves gin. He looks at a gin bottle and says, “Let me love you.” I know this because I hear him say it to our massive collection in the kitchen that has taken over our counters and all my secret yarn spaces. Now, when I look at a bottle, I say, “Why are you looking at me?” and then, “Get off my counters,” and finally, “You’ll have to work to make me love you because I prefer pine in tree form.”

Seriously, the gin gets everywhere.

For me to like a gin, it is a hard won battle. So I thought to myself, Gin Wife, you should give your unvarnished take on some gins. The world needs to know what people who don’t really like gin think of gin. Also, give Gin Husband a break and let him stay sober on Sunday for once. The world also needs more sober Gin Husbands.

So I bit the bullet and tasted some gin. (Don’t worry too much, the Gin Husband is going to do a “proper” review in the near future.

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