A quiet week in the world of gin. If the change in the weather, or the sudden appearance of red ribbons and green trees at local retailers hasn’t hinted otherwise, perhaps the two gin launches we have to note will remind you, “the holidays are right around the corner….”
Those of you who’ve taken to making your own gin at home legally, this week’s most notable gin non-aged gin launch is the holiday botanical set from the homemade gin kit folks. [you need the original kit, or at least the proper accouterments before purchasing…]
Treaty Oak launches Waterloo Antique Gin, a blend of gins aged for different periods of time.
Who was talking about gin this week?
The Ties talks to the folks at New York Distilling about gin aging, their Chief Gowanus barrel aged gin, and the future of the category for both NY Distilling and others.
At the risk of being New York City gin-centric, the Village Voice profiles Steven DeAngelo, the distiller behind Greenhook Ginsmiths.
Sales of premium gins,* or gins priced $20-$30 have gone up 20%. Mostly a promo piece for Citadelle, but contains a nice review of their line of gins as well.