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We care more (and work harder).
When we were in England researching gin production we asked distilling experts the same question, “If you had no constraints and wanted to make the best gin in the world, how would you go about doing it?” We took those answers and incorporated them into our sourcing and distilling processes. For example, we use single shot distillation in a copper alembic pot still using the finest ingredients available. And each batch of No. 209 is made to the same exacting standard. One person, our Ginerator, Arne Hillesland, is responsible for the entire production process. After he hand sorts, shells and grinds the botanicals to select only the finest specimens (there is some natural variation in their strength and flavor), he fine-tunes the recipe so that each batch’s taste is virtually identical. We go to great lengths in order to ensure that our customers get precisely the product that we painstakingly (yet lovingly) created. After all, we adjusted the recipe 87 times until the distillation exactly matched the flavor profile and finish that we were seeking.