Gin - Traditional Dry

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Darjeeling Gin

From: California, United States Liquor Review Category: Traditional Dry Gin

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Darjeeling Gin is made in California in the traditional copper pot still batch method in a vapor infusion style (as opposed to immersing the botanicals following the distillation)... that is, all the flavor comes from the vapor interacting with the spices and botanicals. It is meant as a bridge between the classic London dry style of gin (juniper forward) and the modern style (floral and citrus). They suggest drinking neat or in classic gin cocktails (the ineluctable Martini, for example) and for that reason we've opted to list it as a "traditional" styled gin in our database.

Here at Proof66, we had a chance to try Darjeeling for ourselves. It's highest and best use is in a kind of Maiden's Prayer cocktail calling for one part gin, 3 parts orange juice, 2 dashes of orange bitters, and either served up in a martini glass or on ice with a twist of lemon. A gorgeous blend of floral flavors.

California Distilled Spirits was founded by Edwin Arnold in 2014 and based in Auburn, California.

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This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
Proof66 Staff Proof66 Staff (95) (2015-01-11)
Darjeeling is a modern gin that succeeds exactly in the way that the old-guard traditionalists defending the sanctity of London Dry gin hate. Not only are the flavors modern, floral, and different (and oh how traditionalists loathe different)... but the spirit itself is excellently crafted. More importantly, it is better than the best of classic London Dry in certain cocktails. For those who claim to hate gin because it "smells like a tree..." this gin is your answer.
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