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.
By Bbq Dude