Feather & Folly Copper Pot Distilled Premium Gin comes from the Monson Family, the team behind Goose Ridge Estate Vineyards and Winery, located in the Columbia Valley of Washington State.
This gin is distilled from sustainably farmed Goose Ridge Estate cabernet sauvignon grapes grown within the Goose Gap AVA and infused with six botanicals sourced in the Pacific Northwest and from around the world, the company says.
Feather & Folly is the latest addition to the Monson Family’s growing line of premium spirits, including VIDO Vodka.
The backbone of the blend comes from local Washington juniper berries combined with Angelica, coriander, licorice root, orange zest and black lime from the Middle East.
“Using a grape-based spirit with fruit from our estate vineyards enables us to tap into the unique aspects of the Goose Gap appellation. Feather & Folly highlights this terroir as we layer in our own distinct mix of botanicals,” says Brian Morton, Master Distiller for Feather & Folly. “The end result is a uniquely expressive gin featuring a fruit-forward style that benefits from the tart notes of the black lime and orange zest balanced by the savory notes of licorice root and a hint of nutty aromas from the coriander.”
Cabernet sauvignon wine grapes from the Goose Ridge estate are fermented before being distilled through two 25-foot columns with 24 copper plates at Monson Ranch Distillers. After distilling each batch to over 190 proof, the botanicals are macerated and copper pot distilled, which separates all non-essential oils. Following this double distillation, the gin is chill filtered and blended “using pure water to showcase the essence of the botanicals,” the company says.
Feather & Folly launches in Washington, California, Alaska and on the Feather & Folly website for a suggested retail price of $35 per 750-ml. bottle.