Bummer & Lazarus Dry Gin
  • Category Gin
  • Country United States
  • Region California
  • Distillery Raff Distillerie
  • Style Dry Gin
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • citrus
  • juniper
  • slightly bitter
  • pepper
  • lemon zest
  • spicy
  • coriander
  • zesty
  • cinnamon

Raff Distillerie

Bummer & Lazarus Dry Gin (0.75l, 46%)
Price $36.99

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Bummer & Lazarus Dry Gin is a classic London Dry … with a twist.

Carter Raff started making wine when he was a student at Sonoma State University. He spent several years working for the local wine producers and home brewing Mead, then graduated to work at another craft distiller in the area — all the while, honing his skills. He jumped at the chance to start his own micro distillery, and so Raff Distillerie was born in 2011. One of his side talents is metalworking, and that comes in handy since he has hand-fabricated his own equipment — including the stills — which he uses to produce his signature Absinthe, Gin, and Rhum.

Another thing that sets Raff Distillerie apart is that all of their products are distilled from local grape spirit. This makes them a bit lighter and more aromatic than grain-based spirits. Bummer & Lazarus Dry Gin starts as new-make Wine Brandy that is redistilled with the classic botanicals of a London Dry — juniper, orris root, coriander, angelica, bitter orange and lemon zest, cinnamon, and licorice. But Carter dials the juniper back to let the citrus and florals shine through.

Smartass Corner: Bummer and Lazarus were two stray dogs in San Francisco during the 1800s that were exceptional rat hunters, so the city passed a special exception to their “no stray dog” law that allowed them to roam free. They were so beloved that more than 30,000 people attended Lazarus’ memorial service, and when Bummer passed, Mark Twain himself wrote the eulogy.

  • Category Gin
  • Country United States
  • Region California
  • Distillery Raff Distillerie
  • Style Dry Gin
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Colour
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Colorful citrus stands out, but pine blooms afterward

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Again, the citrus takes center stage, followed by lavender, and then juniper with a hint of pepper and clove

Finish
Dry and gently fading, with even spice


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  • citrus
  • juniper
  • slightly bitter
  • pepper
  • lemon zest
  • spicy
  • coriander
  • zesty
  • cinnamon
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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!
While juniper-heavy Gin is perfect for your daily G&T, it is also complemented extremely well by tea flavours such as Earl Grey. Try steeping Earl Grey tea bags in Gin for an hour before mixing it with lemon juice and soda for a refreshing tipple. This one gets you additional kudos, so let’s keep it between us.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
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.
London Dry Gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as Spirits such as Cognac, Scotch, or Tequila. Only a tiny handful of London Dry Gins are actually made in the city.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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!
While juniper-heavy Gin is perfect for your daily G&T, it is also complemented extremely well by tea flavours such as Earl Grey. Try steeping Earl Grey tea bags in Gin for an hour before mixing it with lemon juice and soda for a refreshing tipple. This one gets you additional kudos, so let’s keep it between us.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
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.
London Dry Gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as Spirits such as Cognac, Scotch, or Tequila. Only a tiny handful of London Dry Gins are actually made in the city.
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