Gin - Modern
This is a Tier 1 score in the Gin category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
Donner-Peltier Distillers is located in Louisiana and is proud of their "grain-to-glass" microdistillery status. It was founded by Tom and Beth Donner and Henry and Jennier Peltier.
Oryza Gin is made from a rice-based distillate, which is very unusual in American distilling and similar in style to shochu from the far East. It is infused with a series of 11 botanicals including the unusual ingredients of satsuma, cantaloupe and lavender (the more classic botanicals including juniper, oris root, coriander, pink peppercorn, angelica root, paradise seed, and citrus zest). With the citrus and floral ingredients, we have opted to list it as a modern styled gin.