Blend No. 802 is a premium 88-proof true distilled gin hand-crafted in small batches. Reviewed in the November issue of Food and Wine magazine in a select group of "favorite new small-batch gins from around the U.S. dubbed part of an American Gin Renaissance," Blend No. 802 evolved through over 75 different trial renditions created by co-owner distiller Jeremy Elliott and final selection by a crowdsourcing effort that called on the taste buds of over 200 Vermonters from around the state. Suspending a fusion of juniper berries and select aromatic botanicals in the gin still vapor path produces delicate juniper, citrus, spicy, and floral aromas and a long, smooth, velvety cascade of intriguing flavors. Enjoy on ice, with your favorite sparkling or tonic water and a wedge of lime, or to enhance that special mixology creation!
As reviewed in Wine Enthusiast… “This is scented with a lively mix of juniper, citrus and anise aromas, and on the palate, the anise note pushes forward, and it finishes with a candied citrus-peel touch. It’s a small-batch gin with a velvety texture, and it’s recommended for gimlets and other citrus-forward cocktails.”
— (4/1/2013) —Kara Newman