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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

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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