Gin - Traditional Dry

Far North Spirits Solveig Gin

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

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Tier 3
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

  • 2015

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Solveig Gin is made from a base of rye grain—an unusual source for the neutral grain spirit of gin but traditional for Polish style vodkas—grown on the family farm. It s botanical infusion but each botanical is distilled separately and then blended together at a later point, another unusual and labor-intensive practice designed for precise flavor control. The name "solveig" is said to be the a Scandinavian woman's name combining sol for sun and veig for strength. The "g" is silent and should be pronounced "SAUL - vay."

Far North Spirits was founded in 2013 by Michael Swanson and Cheri Reese. It is a "grain-to-glass" distillery (they style it "field to glass") in that they control every aspect of production from growing the grain, to distillation, to blending and bottling. The name is a reference to the fact that they are the northernmost distillery in the continental United States on the Swanson farm in Minnesota.

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