09 June 2012

A perfect gin for a perfect afternoon

Cold River gin

On a recent trip to Maine to visit friends we were fortunate to start the meal with Maine lobster, and end the meal with Maine gin. At a small distillery in Maine, they produce a gin using potatoes sourced from a nearby farm.
Cold River Gin is produced using alcohol made from Maine potatoes and a secret blend of seven traditional botanicals: juniper berries, coriander, lemon peel, orange peel, orris root, angelica root and cardamom. The recipe dates back to the early days of British gin.
The flavor is floral and bright, with a smoothness not found in other gins. Indeed, after a sip of Cold River gin, other gins seem metallic in comparison.

This gin has replaced all others for me for a gin and tonic. And on a beautiful day of barbecuing, nothing beats a nice cold beverage.


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