Upstate New York, my ancestral homeland*. Though I have special place for all American craft gin, I do hold a special place in my heart for gins from the agricultural farmlands and vast wine countries of upstate. Myers Farm hails from Finger Lakes Wine Country, only a little up the road from another Gin is In favorite, Finger Lakes Distilling’s Seneca Drums. Though both hail from the contemporary gin tradition, Myers Farm Gin stands on its own as a great example of modern gin distilling and grain-to-glass philosophy.
Very contemporary on the nose, quite sweet. Clove, cinnamon, lavender. A complex but inviting bouquet of contemporary aromas. A hint of citrus as well.
An almost carmelized sweetness. Intense and vivid, a bit spicy with some strong floral hints too. Let’s try and dissect this a little bit. Neat and up front, cinnamon, and clove, mixed together in a very holiday spice way, intimations of ginger and even nutmeg, though not sure if I’m reading it wrong or those are actually in there. Floral bouquet along side, lavender seems most prominent though I detect hints of hibiscus and iris in the background too.