This top-rated gin with a 97 point rating from Wine Enthusiast Magazine is a well-balanced approach combining juniper with an adventurous blend of lavender, sweet & bitter orange peel, cardamom, coriander, Indian sarsaparilla, and anise seed.
At a party in Seattle in 2005, bartender Ryan Magarian was introduced to “summer gin” by a friend from Portland. Struck by the subtlety of gin with less juniper, he recognized it as a movement away from traditional gin. Ryan had a growing interest in classic, pre-Prohibition cocktails, where the spirit is central and never masked, and this gin had the potential to be the perfect complement. He set off for Portland to meet the distiller.