Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. had announced its latest experimental gin: The Moons Of Juniper Gin.
This is a juniper-forward expression of a distilled American Dry Gin, 96 proof, double distilled in American-made alembic copper pot-stills, using a grape brandy base and honey with no neutral spirits.
The Moons Of Juniper is non-chill filtered with no added flavors post-distillation.
“Our ambition is to be America’s most imaginative brandy producer, and also to perhaps aspire to be its most inventive gin distiller,” says Copper & Kings founder Joe Heron. “This is a very confident gin, it could very well blow your mind and sweep you off your feet. You may start to say F* me! like a Gallagher brother and begin singing Wonderwall.”
The recipe blends crushed whole juniper berries together with honey and classic gin botanicals. Sweet orange peel, coriander, cardamom, angelica and grains of paradise are macerated for an extended period in warm grape brandy low-wine, then re-distilled together with vapor-distilled pulverized whole juniper berries, additional sweet orange peels and jasmine in the vapor basket.
Flavors are bold, with assertive tight juniper, the company says, plus forest pine and woody spice, warm tropical orange, with tropical citrus. Smooth with balance, a crisp dry gin.
The suggested retail price is $40 per 750-ml. bottle. Copper & Kings The Moons Of Juniper Dry Gin is available in limited quantities across the Copper & Kings distribution footprint.