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Southern Gin

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Thirteenth Colony Distillers unsurprisingly hails from the United States’ thirteenth colony, and the nations’ fourth state. The gin is called Southern Gin and it comes from a land probably best known for its peaches and pecans. I will say that, and just to dispel the notion that just because a distiller is so proud of their heritage that their distillery is named after the place it comes from; their gin is named for the region they come from, but its not so literal as that its pecans and peaches all the way.

Instead, Southern Gin is refreshing classic styled gin. Bottle and name pays tribute to the self, but the drink itself pays tribute to something even further back in Georgia’s history, that is the place that Georgia’s founder James Oglethorpe was born: ¬†Merry Olde England.

Tasting and the Nose The nose is sweet and inviting. A fair amount of juniper. It smells mild and pleasant, with nary a trace of alcoholic burn on the nose.

The taste actually is remarkably true to the nose too. The profile is affable, sweet juniper which fades into warm citrus. Lemon up front but hints of other citrus as well, intimations of grapefruit.

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Gin Reviews

Bardenay Gin

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Bardenay Gin hails from Idaho. And I’d forgive you for expecting something like a Potato base here (if you are looking for a Potato based neutral spirit gin, might I suggest looking at Cold River Gin from Maine). But that doesn’t mean that Bardenay gin uses a run-of-the-mill base spirit.

It might be less surprising when you find out that they also make a rum, but the base spirit comes from a brown sugar cane base.

Again, when looking at American craft distilling, you should expect the unexpected. A gin made from cane spirit in Idaho? Yep, and I’ll tell you. Its a pretty good gin also.

Bardenay: Enter the Gin The nose is strongly juniper. A little bit of alcohol vapour smell, but pleasant, inviting, and quite gin like. As its intended to be a classic-styled gin, this is quite what the name implies.

Its a bit creamy tasting. citrus and vanilla come to mind. Still a crisp juniper sensation, but it fades towards the backseat at the tail end of the taste. Warm spiced lemon fades gently, punctuated by a momentary rush of heat, which fades almost as suddenly as it came on.

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