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No. 209 Gin
We’re not your grandfather’s gin*
What’s different about gin, than say, its more popular counterpart, vodka, is that each gin has its own personality with a distinct aroma, taste profile and finish. Vastly different from the juniper-heavy gins of the past, No. 209 opens with a beautifully aromatic nose of predominately citrus and floral notes with a hint of spiciness. First across the palette are the citrus high notes, with lemon predominate followed by a hint of orange. As the spirit warms in the mouth, delicate floral notes are liberated from the bergamot and coriander. Mid palette, there is a pepper-like warmth from the emerging cardamom and juniper with a wonderful counterpoint from the mint-like components of the cardamom. As the gin passes the palette, the cassia and other warm spice notes become prominent. The cassia in particular will linger in the aftertaste, encouraging another sip.
We take great pride in making a handcrafted, unique and intriguing spirit that is truly artisinal in quality. Whether you drink No. 209 neat in a martini or in a mixed cocktail, you will be able to tell that it is No. 209 and appreciate the difference that it makes.
*Not to infer that grandfathers do not like our gin.
No. 209 Kosher-for-Passover
The Only Passover Certified Gin in the World
In creating the first and only certified kosher-for-Passover gin in the world, our goal was to develop a gin that was as close as possible to No. 209’s taste profile. We knew that it was not a simple feat since kosher standards preclude using any grain based spirit, and additionally, several key botanicals are not Passover approved, primarily cardamom. With more constraints than making our standard No. 209 Gin, Arne developed a recipe that stays loyal to our citrus-spice roots. No. 209 Kosher-for-Passover Gin still has a citrus backbone, but has more of an herbal undertone due to the addition of California bay leaf from Mt. Veeder in Napa Valley. First across the palette are the high citrus notes and a sweetness that is attributed to the sugar cane base spirit. Mid palette, more savory flavors evolve with bay leaf and juniper at the forefront. As the gin passes the palette, spice notes of cassia and pepper become prominent.