Litchfield Distillery celebrates the agricultural heritage of Northern Connecticut. The local farmers grow the crops that David and Jack Baker use to produce their spirits. In other words— the farmers grow— and they “batch,” which is to say the make the batches, including Batchers’ Gin.
Oh also. They have a manifesto.
TL;DR: Balanced citrus palate that doesn’t forget the juniper.
Batchers’ Gin has a sweet and soft citrus forward nose. Hints of sweet lime and orange give it a very pleasant and inviting aroma.
Sipping Batchers’ Gin neat, the citrus is up front and bold early. Only a touch sweet, it’s nicely balanced without a literal single citrus note screaming out. Juniper builds nicely, culminating mid-palate with a bit of piney juniper.
The finish is a bit of a return to form with the citrus crystallizing as clear orange. Pleasant warmth and a touch of juniper pervade.
Finally, the base spirit has a moderate viscosity and mouthfeel. As a base spirit, whether their vodka of something else, it has a completely neutral character aside from texture.
On its own, Batchers’ is nicely balanced.
Batchers’ Gin is lovely in a Martini, and fans of balanced citrus-forward gins will find a lot to like here. It’s versatile enough for your Gin and Tonic or Gin and Bitter Lemon— however, it gets a bit lost in a Negroni. Just a touch of orange comes through here. It’s nice, but it might be the least memorable.
Overall, Batchers’ Gin
If you’re looking for a nice New England distilled gin and you’re a fan of citrus-forward styles. Or gins like Philadelphia’s Bluecoat or the ubiquitous New Amsterdam— Batchers’ Gin may be your new best friend.
It’s nicely balanced. While I would still describe it as citrus-forward contemporary, fans of classic styles will be pleased to see that Litchfield Distillery don’t forget the juniper in here.
Recommended in its category.
Made possible through the New England Gin Exchange
Special thanks to John at Foodie Pilgrim. Since 2012, John has shared and sourced gins from New England and nearby that we at The Gin is In haven’t tried yet. This gin sample was shared by John, who is also a big fan of gin. So check out his New England Gin Reviews as well.