Big Gin, from Captive Spirits Distillery in Seattle Washington, is a London Dry gin that's strong on the juniper. While there are other botanics in the mix, the juniper really stands out, followed by light citrus and then the others.
There's a nice sweetness to it as well as a silky texture making this a unique gin that is both a London Dry classic, but with the care and craft of a small batch gin.
Serve this with any cocktail that calls for the strong taste of juniper. Dry Martini lovers will crafe this.
Big Gin by Captive Spirits
"...a gin truly made for folks who love gin and want an assertive, juniper forward American craft gin." - Aaron Knoll, TheGinIsIn.com
"It's nice to come across a product that is not trying to make a "gin" for people who really want a vodka, nor is it trying to push the flavor in outre directions for reasons of gimmicky alone. But at the same time Big Gin is distince."
Reviews - Awards - Accolades
Gold Medal - American Craft Distillers (2014).
Best of Category - Gold Medal - American Distilling Institute (2013) Judging of Artisan Spirits.
The Out of Towner
Created by Derek Brown @ Growler & Underdog, NYC
- 2 oz / 60 ml Big Gin
- 1 oz / 30 ml Fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 oz / 22.5 ml Fennel Syrup*
- 1/2 oz / 15 ml Orange Liqueur
Shake ingredients and double strain into a highball with ice. Top with bottled club soda and garnish with a lemon wheel.
*Fennel syrup: juce fresh fennel including half of the fronds. Stir sugar into the juice one to one.
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