Please note: just a handful of these left, and when they're gone they're gone - just like the summer they were made to be drank during!
DISTILLER'S TASTING NOTES
Focusing on fresh aromatics, we exclusively use the zest (otherwise called flavado!) from fresh fruits. More specifically, around 170 pounds of fresh zest mingled with juniper, coriander, cardamom and other herbs in each distillation yielding 150 gallons of final gin. In total, we are macerating around 700 pounds of fresh grapefruit peel and distilling approximately 600 gallons of Vernal 2021 into roughly 3,000 bottles (250 cases).
As a study in grapefruit, Letherbee Vernal 2021 will work beautifully in classic (and variations of) cocktails that are fruit driven, floral, and refreshing (such as an Aviation, Corpse Reviver No. 2, French 75 or Gimlet) as well as with bitter drinks that take well to citrus (such as Negroni and Martinez riffs).
HOWARD STREET NOTES
...They're right! This gin was simply destined for red solo cups and sun drenched patios the moment it met its bottle, a truly electric display of citrus' potential when driven by a gin house as intentional and quality-driven as Chicago's Letherbee Distillers. This gin doesn't have any stuffiness to it and that's just what we like about it - while great in complex cocktails such as the Negroni, it'd never turn its nose up at you if you were to, say, dump some cranberry juice and tonic water all over it. Letherbee Vernal 2021 just wants to hang and vibe whichever way you like.