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New Booze: Old Tom Gin from Anchor Distilling

Anchor Distilling Co. debuts Anchor Old Tom Gin San Francisco’s Anchor Distilling Company introduces Anchor Old Tom Gin. This is the third style of small-batch gin produced by the distillery, which currently includes Junipero Gin, a classic London dry gin, and Genevieve, Genever-style gin. Anchor Old Tom, like its historical predecessors, is pot-distilled with juniper berries and other botanicals, sweeter than modern London dry gin, and bottled unfiltered. Though produced with the traditional botanicals star anise and licorice root, Anchor Old Tom also features stevia. Sourced from Paraguay, the stevia contributes to the gin’s sweetness. Anchor’s tomcat featured on the... Read more →

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New Booze: Reformulated Wheeler's Gin from Santa Fe Spirits

Rather than try to match the original gin exactly John took the existing botanicals (juniper, cholla cactus blossom, osha root, sage, and hops) and exercised some creative license to produce what he hopes truly matches the original vision of Wheeler’s: A gin that evokes the smell of the desert after a rain and seeks to highlight the unusual ingredients and their character. Read more →

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13 Newish Bartender-Recommended Gins on Details.com

In my latest story for Details.com, I asked bartenders which new gins they love to drink. I only included ones with multiple recommendations, and here is a list of 13 that rose to the top. I tried to limit them to gins launched in the last two years, though there may be an exception or two. Rev your G&T with these new gins. Related articles The Gin Renaissance in America: Who, When, Where, and Why Designing Bars that Make Money Read more →

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Distilling Genever, Making White Whiskey, and the Future for Anchor Distilling

In previous posts, I took a look at how Anchor Distilling developed and makes their rye whiskeys and gins. Now we'll look at their genever, which is a whiskey-gin hybrid of sorts, as well as White Christmas, a white whiskey distilled from Anchor's Christmas Ale. Read more →

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Making Gin and Hophead Vodka at Anchor Distilling

Anchor Distilling currently has just three tiny stills in one corner of the large brewery on Potrero Hill in San Francisco. Two of them make their rye whiskeys and Genevieve. The other one makes Junipero gin and Hophead vodka. In this post we'll look at the history and production of the spirits produced in one of the stills at Anchor. Read more →

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