Amethyst Handcrafted Lavender Gin
  • Category Gin
  • Country United States
  • Region Washington
  • Distillery Amethyst
  • Style Lavender Gin
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • lavender
  • juniper
  • citrus
  • coriander
  • spicy
  • earthy
  • fruit
  • zesty
  • fragrant

Amethyst

Handcrafted Lavender Gin (0.7l, 45%)

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Character Goatson
Lavender! Great as a moth repellant, even better in Gin.

When Ellensburg Distillery set up shop in 2008 it was — believe it or not — only the second licensed Washington State's distillery. At the time, co-owner Rusty Figgins couldn't quite figure out what sort of still he wanted, so he went about frankensteining his own using 2 grundy tanks normally used in beer brewing. Apparently, good things come to those who experiment, as the strange contraption turned out to have many benefits compared to your regular run-of-the-mill still. With plenty of tinkering here and there over the years he perfected the invention, which has since become an integral part in many a distillery across the nation, churning out everything from Whiskey to Vodka. And it's not just a thing to behold — the beast heats up faster and is way more efficient in extracting alcohol, eliminating the need for a second distillation.

The machine has since served Ellensburg Distillery in making various Spirits ranging from Wildcat White Whiskey to White Horse Vodka, Brandy, and — this is the one we're gathered for here today — Gin. Just like the unusual still it came from, they didn't settle for just any regular old Gin. As the area is famous for its dry and sunny weather, lavender thrives in the wild. Hey, lavender and Gin play off each other quite nicely, but why go about throwing a regular sprig into your drink, when you can add the stuff right at the distilling process? Well, that's just what they did, upgrading the 8 standard Gin botanicals. And this, kids, is how the Amethyst Handcrafted Lavender Gin came to be. As the name implies, all the lavender comes from their own Spring Creek farm and the liquid is vapor-distilled using that epic monster of a still.
  • Category Gin
  • Country United States
  • Region Washington
  • Distillery Amethyst
  • Style Lavender Gin
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose/ Aroma / Smell
The lavender is as subtle as it is conspicuous on the nose and leads the charge for junipers, fruity and zesty citrus notes and spice.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is more juniper forward, as well as having pleasant citrusy notes, coriander, spice, and a hint of earthiness.

Finish
It finishes wonderfully fresh and crisp with echoes of lavender, juniper, and spice. 
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  • lavender
  • juniper
  • citrus
  • coriander
  • spicy
  • earthy
  • fruit
  • zesty
  • fragrant
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
Hardcore Gin lovers say the word Martini should never be preceded by Vodka, lobster, or pomegranate. They say the original and the only real Martini consists of Gin, Vermouth & olives, period!
As producers try to develop new styles and flavors of Gin, to push the category and find a niche, the need for trying new methods of extracting flavors, as well as using more unusual botanicals, has grown.

One such way is the vacuum distillation method, when the redistillation of botanicals takes place in a vacuum.
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
How much Tonic is in a Gin & Tonic? The ideal proportions for a perfect Gin & Tonic is one part Gin and two parts Tonic.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
Hardcore Gin lovers say the word Martini should never be preceded by Vodka, lobster, or pomegranate. They say the original and the only real Martini consists of Gin, Vermouth & olives, period!
As producers try to develop new styles and flavors of Gin, to push the category and find a niche, the need for trying new methods of extracting flavors, as well as using more unusual botanicals, has grown.

One such way is the vacuum distillation method, when the redistillation of botanicals takes place in a vacuum.
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
How much Tonic is in a Gin & Tonic? The ideal proportions for a perfect Gin & Tonic is one part Gin and two parts Tonic.
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