About Gin and Genever from USA

About Gin  and  Genever from USA
The spirit industry in America is much like the beer industry; some large corporate distillers turning out good quality vodka, gin and whisky along with a growing number of artisan producers of these same products. In large cities such as Chicago and San Francisco, small distilleries turn out superb spirits, many of them organically produced. Vodkas and gins are most common, but there are even a few examples of single malt whiskey. This is certainly an encouraging alternative to the commercially produced spirits in the US, but the truth is that these artisan spirits are a drop in the bucket next to the huge amount of vodkas, gins and whiskeys made by the large companies and are sold in huge numbers; given the promotional money spent by these firms. But the new competition is a bright sign at least in terms of some of the famous whiskey producers that have recently introduced specialty bourbons, aged for a dozen or more years, many of them single barrel products. They are responding to a public looking for more high quality American spirits. The success of these products is a great thing for the American sprits industry.

Top Picks for USA

Gin and Genever

District Made Barrel Rested Ivy City Gin
96 points
Gold color. Interesting aromas of yuzu marmalade on waffles, spiced toffee, warm cinnamon rolls, good and plenty, honey-roasted macadamia nuts, black pepper, and juniper jelly with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-long allspice, candied ginger, lime leaf, toasted coconut, apricot preserves, and custard-filled pastry finish. A complex, lengthy Barrel-Aged Gin that will make stupendous stirred cocktails; dive into a pour of this flavor bomb to discover notes of citrus, spice, pastry and more.
Vapor Distillery Boulder Ginskey
96 points
Bright amber color. Spicy aromas of fine furniture, lavender studded caramel, cinnamon candies, licorice, ginseng, and allspice dram with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, nuanced, medium-long cracked juniper, eucalyptus-vanilla, gardenia incense, creme de violette, fresh cut grass, and good n plenty candies finish. A delicious and complex, spice-bomb of a barrel-aged gin that will add a hybrid of bourbon and gin flavors to your cocktail repertoire.
Awards: 2018 Best Barrel Aged Gin
Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin
95 points
Gold color. Aromas of chrysanthemum, cinnamon-spiced toffee, caramel-laden pecan, bergamot, and cardamom with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, elaborate, long vanilla, tonka bean, and white tea finish. A creamy, decadent Barrel-Aged Gin that offers beautiful integration of botanicals and oak; balanced, sophisticated and delicious.
95 points $33.99
Astral Pacific Gin
94 points
Clear color. Aromas of lime leaf, hints of coconut, sweet flower waters, and tangerine marmalade on buttered biscuit with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, intricate, medium-long earl grey tea, parsley, cilantro, mint, sweet ginger, and juniper jelly finish. A delightful harmony of fruits and herbs dance on the palate; try this lively contemporary Gin in wide array of friendly cocktails.
Rehorst Bottled in Bond Barrel Aged Gin
93 points
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of toasted marshmallow, pound cake, cinnamon buttercream, lime curd, tangerine peel, and hints of leather with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish evoking notes of cracked juniper, peppercorns, cedar, and toffee finish. A rich, herbal, and tasty Barrel Aged Gin to sip on the rocks or serve in a wide array of upscale cocktails.
Bluecoat American Dry Gin
93 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of angelica, hints of pine, sandalwood, fresh mint, and dried blossoms with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length finish that shows accents of juniper and peppercorn. Classic, stylish flavors and cocktail-friendly proof make this a Gin well-suited to mixing at home or in the bar.
93 points $28.99
Nippitaty Distillery Gin
93 points
Clear color. Spicy aromas of cinnamon, coriander, celery, cardamom, orris root, lavender, and juniper with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, very long ginger, honey, and caraway finish. A zesty gin with a spice cabinet of flavors that will make a great martini or Gibson.
93 points $32.99
Bulrush Gin
93 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cinnamon rolls, watercress, fresh radish, and orange marmalade with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, intricate, medium-long finish that shows shades of coriander, gardenia, and juniper finish. A fresh, exuberant gin of the garden variety.
93 points $34.99
North Shore Distillery Distillers Gin No. 6
93 points
Clear color. Inviting aromas of tajin, mixed peppercorns, fresh pineapple, white flowers, and pine sap with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, cheery cardamom, lime peel, anise, dried ginger, and angelica finish. A cardamom dominated gin for exotic cocktails.
93 points $29.99
93 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of dried citrus, juniper honeycomb, powdered milk, and dusty herb cabinet with a silky, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, long finish displaying notes of pine sap and blossom, honeyed herbs, and sweet spices finish. A well rounded gin that makes its grain base heard.
93 points $32.99