The distinctive subtleties of the apple blend in the base spirit create a smoother, rounder, more accessible gin than those produced from the standard neutral grain spirit. The botanicals complement the slightly sweet nuances and pleasing mouthfeel of the base with a fresh, floral character and fewer medicinal notes than many gins. The one liter bottle is priced to become a preferred well gin by bartenders.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - Lovely autumnal nose of orchard fruit, red berries, nutmeg, and burnt orange peel. the palate opens with bright, tangy spice and more orchard fruit before softer, toasty flavors dominate crescendoing into a more lively, spicy finish. (Apr 2016)
Tuthilltown Spirits, located in New York’s Hudson River Valley, was founded by Ralph Erenzo and Vicki Morgan. In 2001 the two partners acquired property in Gardiner, New York, which included the nationally landmarked Tuthilltown Gristmill. After converting one of the mill’s granaries into a distillery, in 2004 they began producing the first legally distilled and aged grain spirits in New York since Prohibition, bringing back the tradition of small batch distillation to the region. They produce a range of hand-crafted spirits from local farmers who practice sustainable agriculture.
|92°) Half Moon Orchard Gin is named for the vessel in which Henry Hudson first explored the river which bears his name. Joel Elder, Chief Distiller, chose to keep the botanical bill small and focus attention on the base spirit which makes up most of the gin. It is a near neutral spirit produced from Finger Lakes wheat (80%) and Hudson Valley apples (20%) with a blend of eight botanicals, including bergamot peel, lemon peel, coriander and juniper.