Freeland Spirits Gin
Freeland Spirits Gin is a women-owned independent distillery in Portland, Oregon. The combination of copper pot still and vacuum still brings a spectacular combination of flavors together including cucumber, honey, rosemary, mint and thyme. It’s extremely bright aromatically and very soft on the palate. The texture is perfect for sipping on its own, but the zip of juniper on the back end means it won’t be lost in classic gin cocktails.
Crafted by hand in small batches. A traditional copper pot still brings juniper and 13 other botanicals to life. Meanwhile, a state of the art vacuum still cajoles quieter flavors including fresh cucumber, honey, rosemary, mint and thyme. Yes, delicious in cocktails. But we suggest sipping it with just a cube of ice.
Opper pot distilled and infused with 14 botanicals, including juniper, cucumber, honey, rosemary, mint, and thyme. None of these really holds a candle to the juniper, which is bold and aggressive on the nose, with lemon peel, black pepper, and some furniture polish backing it up. A catch a whiff of sea spray/saline as the aromas develop. The palate continues to be juniper-forward, with overtones closer to sage than thyme. Here there’s a hint of medicinal mothball and a bit of sugar to fold in some sweetness, but mostly it’s the juniper that remains clearly in focus. There’s a bit of a lemon reprise on the finish, but this is understated.