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A classic dry Gin that seems to spring organically from the air, plants, and sea of Central California.
Rodney "Rod" Cegleski was a California surfer when he met an Australian Jackaroo named Hamlisch "Hammer" Marshall (a "jackaroo" is a young ranch hand down-under). In 2012 they started experimenting with brewing and distilling at the SLO Brew brewery in San Luis Obispo that Hamlisch had purchased. Distilling grew into a passion, and that passion developed into a business. They officially opened Rod & Hammer Slo Stills in 2019 and set about to build.
Gin just seems like a California thing. Sure, London gets all the good PR, but Gin was invented in the Mediterranean — Italy, Greece, and Croatia where juniper, citrus, and botanicals grow outside every window. And the central coast of California sits at about the same latitude as Southern Italy. That’s why so many fruits, herbs, and spice grow so well there. Rod & Hammer's Slo Stills Slo Dry Gin is made at their distillery on the central coast of California from California juniper, citrus, and other botanicals. Once distilled, it’s cut to proof using water from the Pacific Ocean. Seems like it was meant to be.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma favors rosemary and bright citrus with a light does of florals and spice.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is classic and leans savory with the herbal-pine notes of juniper taking center stage, followed by orange and lemon zests, floral tones, and earthy spices.
The finish is fresh and herbal with lingering notes of pine and citrus.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Rod & Hammer's SLO Stills Slo Dry Gin and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.