For traditional gin drinkers, this British Columbian gin offers something familiar, yet brings with it a dash of sophistication. A warming spice complexion including coriander and angelica are the main tasting notes, with juniper not far behind. A subtle addition of lemon provides just enough of a smooth, floral complexion without taking over the gin.
The gin is wheat based, which helps give it a neutral starting point. Other gins, that use grapes or other ingredients as the main base spirit may include some of the base within the flavor. With the wheat, the main botanicals shine through. Ampersand Distilling Company does use more than the mentioned botanicals, although the company likes to keep exactly what is used during distillation close to the vest. The best way to determine for yourself is to give it a try.
Pairs Well With
The warming notes of Ampersand make it a beautiful cold-weather gin. So try a dirty gin martini served along side your spring roll appetizers or artichoke dip. You’ll be ready for the main course, and maybe a second martini