I love my gins and this one is no exception.
Influenced by old Dutch style Gin with a whiskey base instead of a London dry gin that has a vodka base, giving a richer body. A sipping gin with wormwood to mute the high pitch pine notes of the juniper bringing forward floral notes of orris root, rosehip, and coriander with subtle citrus notes of lemon peel and nutty undertones of toasted sunflower. Best enjoyed straight, on the rocks, in a Negroni, or a Martini.
An American Dry Gin single distilled with the whiskey drinker in mind. Keeping all of their spirits grain forward is a departure from most gins that are re-distilled from a neutral spirit and tend to be lighter and sharper in nature. With fresh botanicals and herbs in the column of our still, they vapour infuse a distinct botanical character along with velvety wormwood undertones for a deeper atmospheric profile of orris root and rosehip to balance down the bright juniper notes. A round body then gives way to a spicy smoked cardamom finish for a unique sipping gin with a wormwood kick.
Standard Wormwood Distillery founders and head distillers, Sasha Selimotic and Taras Hrabowsky,grew up in New Yorks Hudson Valley where they still source all their grains and grow wormwood on their family farm. This distillery is pushing the boundaries of classic liquors by redefining and reinventing the craft of what wormwood spirits can be.
Cocktail idea ~
Cardamon Orange Martini
3 oz Standard Wormwood Gin, 1 oz dry vermouth, 1 dash orange bitters, 1 dash cardamom bitters. Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel and a sprig of rosemary.