Review: Revelstoke Premium Gin No. 1 / by Jason Hambrey

Image courtesy of Jones Distilling.

Image courtesy of Jones Distilling.

Corn and botanicals
Distiller Jones Distilling (Revelstoke, BC)

This gin is founded on the excellent corn base also seen in Mr. Jones vodka. It is made using a steep and boil method, where the botanicals are added to the base alcohol to steep and be augered overnight. Then, the gin is boiled and distilled in one run. There are a lot of botanicals packed in here - croatian juniper, corriander, orris root, angelica root, bitter orange, lemon, grapefruit, chamomile, and licorice root.

Megan Moore, the head distiller, describes this as a “gateway gin”. It was designed to not be too heavy on the evergreen/juniper character but still sits firmly within the gin camp, in terms of flavours.

Review (2021)

  • Batch: G01.20.15

  • Bottling Date: ~2020

  • Bottling Code: N/A

The aromas of the gin are clean and light, with spicy and floral notes are the backbone of this gin, with juniper and citrus playing around the edges. The spicy, woody notes provide very nice complexity - especially the glimpses of licorice.

The palate has a rich mouthfeel and brings forward the citrus, which was coy on the nose, to the forefront. There is a light sweetness and some berry notes, too, alongside light spice and woody notes. The finish is very clean and citrusy, and has a nice appealing tingle.

Clean, light, and bright.