Queens Courage New York Old Tom Gin
Queens Courage New York Old Tom Gin "pays homage to Old Tom Gins crafted in the 18th century," says Chris Murillo, the distillery's founder. In order to create the signature sweet flavor profile, Murillo uses "100% New York honey." In addition, Murillo uses a secret blend of four other botanicals, including juniper and grapefruit. "Unlike most gins, we distill our botanicals in separate runs, called fractions," says Murillo. This allows us to treat each fraction differently to get the best individual flavor, before marrying all the components together to get the best unified flavor profile we can. This is a lot of extra work, but we think it is worth it."
As a result, Queens Courage has a sublime, slightly citrusy aroma. Hints of juniper and coriander complement bolder notes of grapefruits, lemons and citrus. The finish is sweet yet soft, with an oily, silky texture.