Cocktails with… Myer Farm Gin

MyerFarm Gin

Located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Myer Farm Gin is made by Myer Farm Distillers, who take pride in the fact that they are a field-to-flask  (grain-to-glass) producer. This means that they use organic grain from their own farm to distill the base spirit for their products, including their gin.

MyerFarmGin

Myer Farm Gin is bottled at 40%ABV and is made with a combination of organic wheat-base spirit and a mix of ten botanicals, including juniper, coriander, cinnamon and citrus. The botanicals are distilled using the vapour infusion method, also known as the gin basket or gin hat method.

In addition to their gin, Myer Farm also make a plain vodka, ginger vodka, blueberry-orange vodka, white dog corn whiskey, white dog wheat spirit and Darlene’s Delight, which is a strawberry and mint flavoured spirit. In addition, they are currently laying down their whiskies, including a wheat whiskey, bourbon, rye whiskey and a four-grain whiskey.

1) On its own
Nose: Creamy juniper, vanilla, cinnamon and a touch of buttercream icing/frosting.
Taste: Very smooth, with a lot of the dry cinnamon upfront, followed by a little raisin and vanilla; I’m reminded of cinnamon swirls, but this gin is definitely not sickly-sweet. Citrus and juniper follow on the finish.

2) Gin & Tonic
Spice and citrus, alongside plenty of cinnamon, cassia and jammy lemon curd, which creates a tangy finish. This is rather unusual, with a slight, confectionery quality.

3) Martini
Cassia heavy, rather spicy but not too sugar, reminds me of Knickerbocker pr Portobello Road gins although it is less sweet. Long cinnamon finish.

4) Negroni
Lots of pleasant, sweet, confectionery spice and some herbal and bitter notes. This is almost like a dessert-version of a Negroni. It’s a well-rounded cocktail, with a good balance and “plump” taste.

In Conclusion
There are quite a few spicy (cinnamon, cassia, nutmeg, ginger) gins out there but none are as dry as this one which I think makes it more versatile. I think the confectionary spicy gins tend to lend themselves more winter drink. Myer Farm gin has a bold and lasting flavour and has plenty of cocktail potential.

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2 thoughts on “Cocktails with… Myer Farm Gin

  1. Pingback: Gin News: World of Gin, June 7th, 2013 | the GIN is IN

  2. I wholeheartedly recommend trying the Gin and Tonic again, but with lemon. The lemon pairs with the sweet baking-spice flavors really well. It doesn’t taste anything like a standard gin and tonic, but it is delightful!

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