It seems like the chill in the air is here to stay. Halloween is just around the corner, and so are the holidays. Seems like just yesterday I was basking in the glow of the promise of a summer full of gin and tonics before me. Folks are saying things like “brown spirit season,” and usually this means us gin drinkers become merely a footnote or after thought until summer’s warm tidings beckon us once more. But not this year, Brown spirit season is open and gin drinkers are invited: several new aged gins hit the market in the United States this week, in one of the most exciting launch groups I’ve seen in some time:
I jumped the gun on talking about this a few weeks back, but it seems official now. New Columbia Distillers are launching their seasonal offering: a gin/aquavit hybrid they’re calling Ginavit. Considering my not so secret fascination with Aquavit [and how close I’ve come to reviewing the category as well] I am so intrigued and can’t wait to get some into The Gin is In test labs… Launches on November 2nd officially.