Song Cai Distillery Dry Gin
Proof: 45% Alc/Vol
Description: Experience the essence of Vietnam with Sông Cái Distillery's exceptional dry gin, crafted in the heart of Hanoi, Vietnam. This Vietnamese masterpiece showcases a harmonious blend of native and heirloom botanicals, including mắc khén (Indian prickly ash), mác mật fruit, bưởi diễn (pomelo from Diễn village), and vỏ quế (cinnamon bark). Each ingredient is carefully sourced, with juniper hailing from Macedonia and all other botanicals sourced in collaboration with Vietnamese highland mountain communities.
The foundation of this exquisite gin lies in the neutral spirit meticulously crafted from rice and molasses. The botanicals, thoughtfully grouped based on their flavor profiles and volatility, undergo a meticulous process. They are first macerated in the neutral spirit and then separately distilled to capture their individual essence before blending them into the final composition. This meticulous approach ensures that every sip of this gin is a testament to Vietnamese craftsmanship.
Distilled with expertise in direct-fire copper alembic pot stills, this Vietnamese dry gin unveils an intoxicating aroma. Immerse yourself in the heady scents of piney juniper, citrusy notes, and a tantalizing blend of cinnamon, star anise, tangerine, and lime peel. As the flavors dance on your palate, the juniper-like mác mật fruit takes center stage, accompanied by hints of black peppercorn, delicate rosewater, and the refreshing zest of grapefruit. The vibrant and piquant finish leaves a memorable impression with the invigorating notes of fresh ginger and the subtle heat of prickly ash.
Sông Cái Distillery's Vietnamese dry gin, with its bold character and impeccable craftsmanship, is the epitome of a gin lover's dream. Its spicy and citrusy profile, anchored by juniper and mác mật fruit, makes it the perfect choice for a wide range of cocktails. From classic Gin & Tonics to elegant dry Martinis, this gin shines in any concoction. Its robust proof and tantalizing spice provide an excellent foundation for crafting botanically complex cocktails like the beloved Negroni.