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NV Crosby Lake Spirit Company English Guard Gin, USA

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $7

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Gin is a clear, high-alcohol drink whose flavor is created by distilling neutral grain spirit with a combination of plant extracts (botanicals), most famously juniper berries (see also Genever). It can be consumed neat, but is most commonly used as an ingredient in mixed drinks and cocktails.

The precise combination of botanicals used by gin producers has become something of a trade secret, as it dictates the eventual flavor and aroma of the spirit. That said, some brands (notably Hendricks and Bombay Sapphire) deliberately draw attention to particular botanicals that they use; Hendricks includes rose petals and cucumber, for example, while Bombay Sapphire makes use of lemon peel and licorice.

Juniper is the quintessential gin botanical, and the spirit's name is ultimately derived from juniper's Dutch name, jenever. The medicinal properties of juniper have been r ...more


Region
  • The United States has confidently come of age as one of the world's top wine-producing nations. Its reputation may be founded on the global fame of Napa and Sonoma, but the U.S. is home to countless lesser-known wine regions producing world-class wines (obvious examples include Oregon's Willamette Valley and the New York Finger Lakes). Wine has been made in The States for around 400 years, but it is only in the last 40 that American wine really began to earn respect on a global scale. The U.S. is now the world's fourth-biggest wine-producing nation (behind France, Italy and Spain) and produces roughly 18.5 million hectoliters each year.

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