Green Hat Gin

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This batch of standard Green Hat gin weighs in at 83.3 proof. (A more high octane navy strength version also is made.) Like Death’s Door, which was ballyhooed here a short time back, Green Hat very much is not a London Dry gin. The juniper is mild, the citrus is lively, and there are plenty of subtle aromas (sage? celery salt?).

An elegant gin. (Rating: Excellent) Read more at http://www.greenhatgin.com.

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Flying Dog Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale

Source: FlyingDogBrewery.com
Source: FlyingDogBrewery.com
Craft breweries are constantly evolving and becoming increasingly collaborative. Many breweries are actively seeking innovative ingredients that would never have been considered for a beer in the past and brewing new beers with other craft breweries and non-brewery partners.

This summer, Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland has done both by teaming up with Old Bay–the classic Maryland spice mix–to create a new summer beer, brewed with Old Bay. The result is Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale. It is a very drinkable ale with hints of spice on the nose (from the old bay), mild ale hoppiness, and a spicy finish that pairs well with food.

Food makes a big difference with the beer. The first time I tried it alone and it had a spicy aftertaste. The second time, I had it with a burger. It was much smoother and less spicy paired with food. Either way you consume it, you should try it. (Very Good)

This brew goes for about $8.99 for a six pack of 12 ounce bottles. Read more at http://flyingdogbrewery.com/beers/dead-rise/.
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Moody June American Dry Gin

Moody June GinThe mercury is high—nearly 90 degrees.

So a gin and tonic with a fat wedge of lime sounds right.

We nosed Moody June next to Gordon’s London Dry Gin—Moody June is lemony and light on juniper while Gordon’s has a grapefruit aroma and firm pine.  One can easily sip this neat.

While visiting New Orleans, we saw this 84 proof gin in a number of high end restaurants and bars. No wonder—the packaging is slick, and the product is impressive. (Rating: Very Good)

Read more at http://bonespirits.com/, and you can try to order a bottle via InternetWines.com.

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