Custom made of pure, hand-hammered copper, our pot still is the only one of its design and size in the world. Batch distilling using a pot still is the traditional method of distilling. By taking advantage of modern technologies, we have been able to marry those traditional methods with cutting-edge design. Our superior equipment gives us the ability to distill Bluecoat American Dry Gin to be uncommonly smooth, while accentuating complex flavors that today’s spirits consumers demand.
Craft distilled spirits are made one batch at a time using a pot still, and only premium ingredients. The small batch process allows the Master Distiller to impart his individual creativity to the production of the spirit. Craft distilled spirits are complex and gourmet, of the highest quality, produced with individual precision, one small batch at a time.
Bluecoat American Dry Gin is distilled using this small batch process. Our unique procedure calls for an extremely slow heating of the pot. This 10 hour process allows our Master Distiller to utilize our custom still design to most efficiently separate the impure alcohols from those he desires to bottle as the finished product. Only the small portions of our distillate that meet our purity requirements while matching the desired botanical flavors are collected for bottling.
The rest of the distillate is discarded as impure.
What has been collected for bottling is then blended with triple filtered water to 47% alcohol by volume, or 94 proof, then run through a spirit filter and tasted. Once the Master Distiller approves the batch, it is bottled, corked, and packed for shipment. Every bottle of Bluecoat American Dry Gin goes through the same process to ensure the same high quality spirit arrives on every store shelf and in every drinking establishment around the world.
One of the most distinguishing features of Bluecoat American Dry Gin is the botanicals that are used to provide its complex flavoring. Only certified organic botanicals are used, to ensure no outside influences on flavors. The botanicals are all natural, and of the highest quality. While the specific recipe for Bluecoat American Dry Gin is a closely guarded secret, below are some of the botanicals that are highlighted within each bottle:
Organic Juniper Berries: As with all gins, botanical flavoring starts with the juniper berry. Bluecoat American Dry Gin uses an organic juniper berry, which gives it more earthy, spicy characteristics. This organic berry is more plump than a traditional London Dry Gin juniper berry, with slightly different flavor characteristics.
Organic American Citrus Blend: Bluecoat uses a blend of organic American citrus peels not found in most gins, a fact which besides being made in America, account for the style of American Dry Gin. While London Dry Gins are typically dominated by juniper flavoring, you will get a complex citrus finish with Bluecoat American Dry Gin. Organic orange peel, organic lemon peel, and a third citrus peel that remains untold account for this unique and complex flavoring.
Once you have tasted Bluecoat American Dry Gin for the first time, you will undoubtedly have found your new gin of choice. A craft distilled, intensely smooth, complex gin that is both traditional and versatile at the same time. Be Revolutionary, assert your independence with Bluecoat, the American Dry Gin.
-From the producer