Review: Yukon Brewing Small Batch Artisanal Gin / by Jason Hambrey

Image courtesy of Yukon Brewing.

Image courtesy of Yukon Brewing.

Spirit and Botanicals
Producer Yukon Brewing (Whitehorse, Yukon)

It is no secret that I love the Two Brewers Single Malt, produced at the distillery. I think it’s the best single malt in Canada. So, of course, if they are producing gin - I want to try it! The distillery started with beer - it was opened in 1997 and then distilling equipment came a few decades later. This gin recipe was refined over several years, but is just now coming to market.

As for the production: the gin is made from a sourced wheat spirit and a mixture of botanicals: Juniper, Lemon Peel, Orange Peel, Corriander, Angelica, Cassia bark, Licorice Root, Orris Root, Nutmeg. The botanicals are incorporated into the gin through a variety of methods - ethanol soaking, boiling/infusing in water, and added to the pot still prior to distillation.

Review (2020)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: 2020

Rich juniper and coriander on the nose – it’s very clean and refined much like many of the large producers - on the nose, that is. As soon as you sip it, you are greeted with a rich mouthfeel with a great pop of spiciness, wood, and juniper. The end builds into big citrus (particularly lemon), a light earthiness, and loads of spiciness. Very enjoyable stuff.

Fits nicely into a bold London Gin style.

Assessment: Highly Recommended.