First, we detour from the world of gin to the phenomenon of “putting birds on things.” In this case, spirits. Now back to gin. Don’t be confused American drinkers, Two Birds Gin is made by Two Birds Spirits in the UK. Their eponymous gin bears their name, and comes in a couple different varieties. Now, don’t confuse this with Two Birds Artisan Spirits in Michigan who put out the quite excellent Greyling Modern Dry Gin ().
I know what you’re thinking. This is more confusing than the time Watershed distillery put out a gin that competed against another gin called Watershed. Or that time we had two gins called Brooklyn: one made in Brooklyn, and another not. Or that time two gins with the word “green” in their name butted heads in court…
Okay, who am I kidding: this kind of stuff happens all the time. And as if it’s not bad enough already, it’s not like Two Birds is the only distillery in the UK that has a bird on the bottle. Maybe the folks on Portlandia were on to something when they declared “put a bird on it.”
Hopefully you’re a little less confused: Two Birds stateside makes Greyling, only available stateside; Two Birds UK makes Two Birds and is only available on the other side of the Atlantic.