Vigilant District Dry Gin
  • Category Gin
  • Country United States
  • Region Columbia
  • Distillery Joseph Magnus
  • Style Dry Gin
  • Alcohol 42%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • herbs
  • pine
  • juniper
  • fruit
  • citrus
  • mint
  • warm
  • smooth

Vigilant

District Dry Gin (0.75l, 42%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

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A new corn-based London Dry Gin with a decidedly American twist.

In 1864, Joseph A. Magnus was notified that his father had been killed in the Civil War. Being the eldest son, he went to work as a merchant in Cincinnati, Ohio, to support the family. He found his niche in wholesale Spirits, and soon opened the Joseph A. Magnus distillery where he produced Murray Hill Club Whiskey. Prohibition shut him down for good. But the story goes that his great grandson found a 122-year-old, unopened bottle in family effects and used the flavor profile to relaunch the family business on West Virginia Avenue in Washington DC as Jos. A. Magnus & Co. Today they have a tidy range of Whiskies and Gins worth tasting.

As you might expect from a company that built its business on American Whiskey, Vigilant District Dry Gin is built on a base of rectified corn Spirit. And even though this is technically made in the London Dry style, the flavor profile steps up with a unique approach in botanicals. We were not able to acquire a complete listing of the botanicals infused — and we can’t blame them. But we can confirm the inclusion of sesame, sumac, tarragon, marionberry, and cubeb, oro blanco grapefruit, and bergamot orange. And the juniper is hand-harvested from wild Oregon groves that has a minty note on top of the pine that separates it from the Italian varieties.

Smartass Corner:
Murray Hill was — at the time — a prestigious section of Columbus, Ohio. Magnus named his Whiskey after this district in the city.
 

  • Category Gin
  • Country United States
  • Region Columbia
  • Distillery Joseph Magnus
  • Style Dry Gin
  • Alcohol 42%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma has the piney juniper you expect, but that plays backup with herbal and fruity notes taking center stage.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Taken neat, the palate leans back towards classic Gin roots with pine, citrus, and mint. But in a G&T the fruit notes shine like flavor diamonds.

Finish
The finish is clean and herbal with a nice glow of warmth.

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  • herbs
  • pine
  • juniper
  • fruit
  • citrus
  • mint
  • warm
  • smooth
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
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.
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
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.
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
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