“Bootlegger 21” is named after the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution which made alcohol legal again in the US after Prohibition. They started out with their flagship Vodka, and have since expanded out to a Gin and Bourbon. All of their products are crafted at the Prohibition Distillery in Roscoe, New York.
Bootlegger 21 New York Gin sits in an impressive bottle. It looks like it came out of a time-machine from the 1930’s. But you want to know how it tastes, right? These guys did a great job. Their Gin follows a classic recipe of botanicals; juniper, coriander, bitter orange peel, and kris root.
Then they add lemon verbena leaf, a decidedly New World herb that adds nice, lemony, minty, herbal element. Bootlegger uses a “less-is-more” approach for their simple recipe and it really works well.
They the steep the five botanicals for a full 24 hours in 120 proof corn Spirit to draw the essential oils, then bottle the elixir at 94 proof and ready to go into your next G&T or classic cocktail.
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