No 209 Gin
This small-batch handcrafted gin comes to you all the way from San Francisco and is a real treat. The No 209 gin is created in a distillery situated on a pier 13ft above the waters of San Francisco Bay where the natural cooling properties of the coast keep the distillery at a optimum temperature all year round. With more dominant citrus and floral notes this is a more modern style of gin and described as a ‘contemporary classic’ by Gin Foundry.
No. 209 Gin's beautifully aromatic nose of citrus, floral notes and a hint of spiciness makes it perfect for mixing in cocktails of all types. Talking of cocktails, we highly recommend going fruity with this one, try the Red Zone at home:
No 209’s Red Zone
30ml No. 209 Gin
110ml Cranberry Juice
60ml Ginger Ale
Simply shake the gin and juice and serve over ice. Top with ginger ale and add your orange slice.
About the BrandA love of gin and reverence for tradition is how the 209 distillery describe themselves, embracing the city’s heritage and reputation for innovation as natural backdrop to distilling spirits. It is the only distillery in the world that is built over water – on renovated Pier 50 in San Francisco. The distillation process uses a pot-still to extract flavors and alcohol in vapor form which is then captured and condensed into gin. It is both an art and a science, each distillation takes nearly 11 hours, not including the overnight maceration process. No. 209 Gin’s base spirit is four-times column-distilled from Midwestern corn and has a smooth, almost sweet finish. The water used is pure snowmelt from the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. After letting the botanicals macerate slowly in the Forsythe’s copper alembic still overnight – gently coaxing out the natural flavors so the gin always taste bright, never bitter, it is distilled a fifth time. Then the heads (beginning) and tails (end) of the distillation are discarded. Only the heart (middle) of the distillation is pure enough to be bottled as No. 209 Gin.
|Gin Variety||Modern Gin|
|Allergy Advice||No Allergen|
No. 209 Gin's beautifully aromatic nose of citrus, floral notes and a hint of spiciness makes it perfect for mixing in cocktails of all types. Assertive enough to stand alone in a bone dry martini but a far cry from the overwhelming, juniper-heavy gins of the past, No. 209 is all about balance.