Ransom Wines & Spirits Dry Gin (86 proof)
Item Number: 9473
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Botanical Infusion / Corn / Malted Barley / Rye
Type: Spirits - Gin
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 43
Fashioned after Holland’s renowned malt wine genevers, Ransom Dry Gin combines the maltiness and hop aromas of the style with a decidedly more intense botanical infusion. The selection of botanicals for this gin was done with tradition in mind, but also sought to capture the essence of Oregon terroir with the inclusion of the iconic Oregon marionberry and local hops. The result is a highly aromatic gin with the most compelling attributes of both genever and dry gin styles. It speaks meaningfully to its Dutch heritage as well as its Oregon provenance.
Distillation: Ransom Dry Gin begins with a base wort of malted barley and rye, which is mashed and fermented at the Ransom distillery, and an infusion of botanicals in corn based spirits. The gin is distilled using a direct fired alambic pot still in order to preserve the maximum amount of aromatics, flavor and body. Only the "heart of the hearts" (the very best portion of distillate) is retained for this bottling.
Botanicals: Juniper berries, lemon peel, coriander seed, angelica root, caraway seed, star anise, marionberries, orris root, hops, cardamom pods, and orange peel
Tasting Notes: Ransom Dry Gin opens with ethereal aromatics of hops and white flowers, set off by bass notes from fresh marionberry and juniper. The palate is rich and silky, with malt flavors punctuated by citrus and exotic spice piquancy from cardamom and coriander. The gin finishes with suppleness and power, with the viscosity and richness of malt carrying clean, focused botanicals. Excellent for sipping neat, or mixed in a Collins, Improved Holland Gin, Bramble, or Kopstoot.
Gold Medal - 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition