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Celebrate each season with a distinctive gin from a premier gin distillery just west of Chicago. Our offerings are rarely repeated, although we may bring back the most popular releases.
GinQuila in Progress
Have you ever had a paloma or a cantaritas cocktail when you were off on vacation in Mexico? It's a deliciously fruity and refreshing drink made with tequila, grapefruit soda, oranges, lemons, limes, etc. We came across a few Cazadores tequila barrels and decided to do a tequila barrel-aged gin version of that cocktail.
Our GinQuila has been aging for about a month as of 10/14/2019 and should be ready to go by around the beginning of 2020. We can tell you that the cold distilled base gin recipe is deliciously fruity and a bit smoky and spicy from the peppers we used in the recipe, and stands on its own. However, after about a month in the barrels, the color is faint but there are already some interesting flavors and aromas coming through from the barrel, including a distinctive tequila, vanilla and spice. We're excited to see how it develops and what kinds of amazing cocktails we can create with it! Here's a sneak peak at the label we're putting together for it:
(NOT TTB approved yet, and we haven't set the final proof yet)