Apr 15, 2022
In this flavorful,
botanically-robust interview and gin tasting with Duncan Coltharp
and Jewel Murray, some of the topics we discuss include:
- The process of creating a gin from scratch - at
least the way they did it at Mt. Defiance - which involved a boozy
rendition of vision boarding, tinctures, eyedroppers, tasting
panels, cocktail tests, and more.
- How Jewel thinks about gin when building
cocktails for The Gibson’s renowned cocktail program, and why not
all gins are a great fit for all cocktails.
- Then, of course, we taste the Gin Nouveau by
Mt. Defiance and walk through some of the highlights of the
botanical bill and distilling process to trace the flavors and
aromas we encounter back to their sources.
- We also give you all the updates on a fantastic
launch party for this spirit at The Gibson, which will be open to
the public. So if you’re in DC or will be passing through on April
28th, 2022, please hit up the details on the show notes page to
learn how you can be part of the action.
- Along the way, we cover international gin
trends from the past decade, cocktails featuring genepy and cassis,
potato vodka from Mars, and much, much more.
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