Articles Tagged: Copper Fox Distillery

Gin Reviews

Pathogin (Batch 14)

Katey Pathogin

Photo from Kate (@trapezoidalcircle) on Instagram from our visit to Stay Tuned Distillery

I love the differences between batches, especially when the distillers embrace the seasonal variation and the small batch philosophy. So as a sequel to yesterday’s review of Batch 16 (), we’re taking a look at Batch 14. There’s definitely some difference here:

Impressions

The nose has a good deal more brightness than Batch 16. There’s still a lot of licorice here, but a clean lemony, citrus aroma emerges as well, with a touch more juniper.

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Gin Reviews

Pathogin (Batch 16)

Pathogin Batch 16 Bottle

Can it be true? Rumors abound that Stay Tuned Distillery in Pittsburgh, PA has closed. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania distillery had something of an interesting partnership with Virginia’s Copper Fox Distillery. Partnering up to create a gin based on Copper Fox’s distinctive malt base spirit, the team at Stay Tuned produced a truly seasonal gin, with each batch having its own unique character, embracing the variation inherent in their process. The botanical blend they chose is called G7b5, named for the musical chord. This review is for their Batch 16 variation.

Tasting Notes

You can quickly detect the warm malty character on the nose, but there’s a bit more going on here as well.

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News

Gin News, [November 1st, 2013]

Jersey royal potatoes have been made into gin

A couple of new launches in a much quieter week, as most of the gin community continues to buzz about some of the big name launches that are preceding the holiday season. Without further ado, here’s what’s happening in the world of gin this week:

What’s New?

What are People Talking About?

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News

Gin News [October 11th, 2013]

What’s New?

In a ridiculous case of possibly the most unfortunate timing in the world for a gin writer, I had dinner at Washington D.C.’s Founding Farmer’s restaurant on Sunday night. And just four days later, they launch their own gin, distilled at the Copper Fox Distillery in Virginia.  Available at the restaurant after October 22nd. North Carolina’s outstanding Cardinal Gin joined the Barrel Aging fray with their recently released Cardinal Barrel Rested Gin. If you’re fortunate enough to be located in the Carolinas, check it out and let me know how it is. Recently reviewed Ungava Gin has gone international, now available in 55 countries. And c’mon UK folks. You know you’re thinking holiday season already, and you know what that means? Master of Malt’s annual collaboration with The Gin Blog’s Ginvent Calendar. None of the spirits are new, but the calendar is. And it’s a great way to get to know 24 gins, some old favorites, some new.

Who Else is talking about gin?

Gin is no longer stuffy, uptight and old seeming, who would have thought? The telepgraph chronicles gin’s ascension from being “as cool as granny’s sherry*” to the choice of the “adventurous drinker.

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