Song Cai Distillery Spiced Roselle Gin
Proof: 32.5% Alc/Vol
Description: Experience the vibrant flavors of Vietnam with Sông Cái Spiced Roselle Gin, a captivating creation from Sông Cái Distillery nestled in the heart of Hanoi. This Vietnamese spiced hibiscus gin pays homage to traditional Vietnamese fruit liqueurs while offering a distinctive and contemporary twist.
Crafted with utmost care, Sông Cái Spiced Roselle Gin showcases a captivating array of native and heirloom Vietnamese botanicals. Sim, a unique rose myrtle berry, and fragrant hibiscus buds set the stage for a flavor journey like no other. Complemented by the rich aromas of thảo quả, a black cardamom variety, the vibrant citrus notes of chanh thanh yên (citron), and the delightful hạt dổi seed, this gin captures the essence of Vietnam's lush landscape. To achieve a harmonious blend, the juniper is sourced from Macedonia while all other botanicals are carefully selected in collaboration with Vietnamese highland mountain communities.
The distillation process is a true labor of love. The neutral spirit, derived from a combination of rice and molasses, serves as the canvas for this remarkable creation. The botanicals are thoughtfully grouped by their flavor profiles and volatility, macerated in the neutral spirit, and individually distilled to capture their optimal essence. Distilled in direct-fire copper alembic pot stills, this meticulous approach ensures a gin of exceptional quality and character.
At the heart of Sông Cái Spiced Roselle Gin lies the infusion of rose myrtle berries and hibiscus buds, which are patiently macerated in the gin base for an entire year. The result is a gin with cascading layers of tannic fruit and woodsy spice, enchanting the senses from the very first sip. Delight in the intricate flavors of rose myrtle berry and hibiscus, harmoniously entwined with notes of licorice, cinnamon, pickled plum, dried fig, and ginger. A touch of sweetness from rose myrtle berries and sugar perfectly balances the profile, creating a harmonious symphony of taste.