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Staff Pick

Averell Damson Gin Liqueur

Item # 24147 750mL
$28.96/ Single Bottle
$347.52/ Case of 12
Country
USA
Region
ABV
33.00%
Producer

Tasting Notes

Produced in much the same fashion as sloe gin, this is produced using Damson plums. These plums are harvested in the fall and all of them come from New York State. The taste is tart, fruity, spicy and just a little sweet. Perfect for your punch making and fizzy gin drinks.


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Staff Pick Notes

ZIP, ZOOM, WOWEE— this review needs a GIF of a cartoon character slapping its face and howling. The American Gin Co. has outdone itself with this boldly botanical, highly extracted, sweet-and-sour rocket ship of joy. Small-batch American gin is blended with the fresh pressing of Damson plums, an increasingly obscure variety that is too astringent and tart to be consumed raw, but whose juice lends inimitable pizzazz, brightness, and gobsmackery to base spirits, particularly gin. Try it in a fizz as a substitute for sloe, blend it with ginger beer, or Dolin dry vermouth. But its best use might be at brunch with Prosecco alongside a buttered biscuit smeared with Damson plum jam.

- JAM

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