The distinctive subtleties of the apple blend in the base spirit create a smoother, rounder, more accessible gin than those produced from the standard neutral grain spirit. The botanicals complement the slightly sweet nuances and pleasing mouthfeel of the base with a fresh, floral character and fewer medicinal notes than many gins. The one liter bottle is priced to become a preferred well gin by bartenders.
Half Moon Orchard Gin, named for the vessel in which Henry Hudson first explored the River, which now bears his name. Created with a new base of near neutral spirit from both Wheat and the Hudson Valley’s ubiquitous Apples. “We’re in the heart of the American apple industry so it’s natural for us to turn to apples to create an original New York gin”. The distinctive subtleties of the apple blend in the base spirit create a smoother and rounder gin, more drinkable than the standard grain neutral spirit base used in other gins.
|92°) Half Moon Orchard Gin is named for the vessel in which Henry Hudson first explored the river which bears his name. Joel Elder, Chief Distiller, chose to keep the botanical bill small and focus attention on the base spirit which makes up most of the gin. It is a near neutral spirit produced from Finger Lakes wheat (80%) and Hudson Valley apples (20%) with a blend of eight botanicals, including bergamot peel, lemon peel, coriander and juniper.