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Dry Line

Dry Line
Cape Cod Gin

Category: Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 47%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$49.99

Dry Line
Cape Cod Gin

Category: Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 47%
Clear color. Interesting, spicy aromas and flavors of cherry cola, spicy panettone, lemon and orange marmalades on graham cracker, and alpine herb lozenge with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, relaxed finish conveying notes of warm milk and honey and powdered sugar finish. An interesting, spicy, fruity, creamy gin with subdued juniper.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: cherry cola, spicy panettone, lemon and orange marmalades on graham cracker, and alpine herb lozenge
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of warm milk and honey and powdered sugar
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Gin Apple Cider, Flip, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting, spicy, fruity, creamy gin with subdued juniper.

The Producer

South Hollow Spirits

The Producer
11 Shore Road
North Truro, MA 02652
USA
1 404-918-1300

Their Portfolio

87 Dry Line Cape Cod Gin 47% (USA) $49.99.
85 Dry Line Gin 47% (USA) $49.99.
86 Twenty Boat White Rum 40% (USA) $34.99.
84 Twenty Boat Spiced Rum 47.5% (USA) $44.99.
80 Twenty Boat Amber Rum 42% (USA) $59.99.

Gin

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Serve in a Rocks Glass
Gin is the original flavored vodka, a clear spirit that is flavored with juniper berries and so-called botanicals (a varied assortment of herbs and spices). The spirit base of Gin is primarily grain (usually wheat or rye), which results in a light-bodied spirit.

The chief flavoring agent in gin is the highly aromatic blue-green berry of the juniper, a low-slung evergreen bush (genus Juniperus) that is commercially grown in northern Italy, Croatia, the United States and Canada. Additional botanicals can include anise, angelica root, cinnamon, orange peel, coriander, and cassia bark. All gin makers have their own secret combination of botanicals, the number of which can range from as few as four to as many as 15 or more.

Most gin is initially distilled in efficient column stills. The resulting spirit is high-proof, light-bodied, and clean with a minimal amount of congeners (flavor compounds) and flavoring agents. Gin's lowland cousin, Genever, is distilled in less-efficient potstills, which results in a lower-proof, more flavorful spirit. Low-quality 'Compound Gins' are made by simply mixing the base spirit with juniper and botanical extracts. Mass-market gins, known as 'Distilled Gins', are produced by soaking juniper berries and botanicals in the base spirit and then redistilling the mixture.

Many top-quality gins are flavored in a unique manner and are referred to as 'London Dry Gins'. After one or more distillations the base spirit is redistilled one last time. During this final distillation the alcohol vapor wafts through a chamber in which the dried juniper berries and botanicals are suspended. The vapor gently extracts aromatic and flavoring oils and compounds from the berries and spices as it travels through the chamber on its way to the condenser. The resulting flavored spirit has a noticeable degree of complexity.

The most famous examples of gin are from the UK. These are among the most complex gins with subdued flavors of pine, peppery spices, citrus, herbal roots, and even floral notes, which are currently in vogue. Gin has experienced a revival thanks to the craft cocktail movement as the base for the wildly popular gin martini, a host of newly resuscitated classic cocktails, and adventuresome new libations.