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
$39
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.
Awards: 2020 Best Barrel Aged Gin
Bristow Gin
95 points
$34
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of juniper berries and bark, tree sap, lemon meringue, and bbq rub with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, subtle, long finish manifesting notes of alpine flower honey, spiced exotic tropical citrus, and mixed peppercorns. A dry stately gin with deep savory, sylvan flavors for serious cocktails.
Copperworks Distilling Company Northwest Cask Finished Gin Release No. 045
95 points
$44
Amber color. Inviting aromas and flavors of grand marnier dipped fruit cake with walnuts, cashew brittle, exotic woods, and conditioned suede with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, very complex, very long finish with nuances of honeyed juniper, menthol mint lozenge, cherry cola, and mango pepper chutney. A great barrel aged gin with cascading waves of flavor and finesse.
Krooked Tusker Distillery The QKA Navy Gin
95 points
$45
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fig-date oatmeal cookie, anise seed, carob nut bar, and saltine cracker with a supple, bright, fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, very long finish with notes of citrus custard tart, peppercorn bread, and juniper and pine. A bold yet charming navy strength that will amp up robust cocktails.
StilL630 Volsteads Folly American Gin
94 points
$27
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lavender and bergamot gum, pressed flowers, and juniper licorice jam with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, very complex, long finish with nuances of lychee, kiwi chutney, and pine sap and needle. A penetrating, floral and juniper-forward gin for creative cocktail play.
Cathedral Ledge Distillery Barrel Aged Gin
94 points
$34
Golden straw color. Attractive aromas and flavors of pistachio nougat and brittle, rum soaked fruit cake a la mode, powdery anisette cookies, and tomato chutney with a silky, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish with nuances of orange-bergamot chutney, mace, and cashew brittle. A rock solid barrel-aged gin that will be quite versatile.
JUNíPERO Gin
94 points
$34
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of pine needles and sap, singed citrus peels, hint of turpentine, and honey horseradish mustard with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, complex, long finish revealing accents of juniper jam, Meyer lemon curd, and fresh herbs. A bold, in-your-face Gin with fresh herbal flavors and an elegant edge.
Astral Pacific Gin
94 points
Gin
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.
Vim & Petal American Dry Gin
93 points
$28
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of key lime pie with graham cracker crust, warm frosted blueberry danish, marinated fruit and endive salad, and cardamom and dill with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, charming, long finish with notes of berry gelato and grain pastry. A charming berry-accented, genever-like gin that will be perfect for spring and summer cocktails.
Cathedral Ledge Distillery Organic Gin
93 points
$29
Clear color. Toasty, grainy aromas and flavors of buddha’s hand custard pie with a chocolate graham cracker crust, panettone with pumpkin seeds, citrus and nut oils, and banana rye bread dough with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, long finish manifesting notes of berry and violet gums and delicate peppery spices. A suave, appetizing gin that will play nicely in cocktails or on the rocks.