Staff Pick

Barr Hill Gin

Item # 27043 750mL
$37.96/ Single Bottle
$227.76/ Case of 6
Country
USA
Region
ABV
45.00%

Video Tasting Notes


Tasting Notes

Todd Hardie's 40 years of of bee-keeping experience brings a deep respect of nature to his most recent venture into the world of spirits. His approach is unique in that only two ingredients are used; juniper during distillation and his raw northern honey at time of bottling. Wonderful texture and sweet floral notes make this gin a real stand-out!


Staff Pick Notes

One thing that I have learned from the great chefs of the world is that refinement is often an exercise in simplification. An act of stripping something down to its most essential elements and letting those notes resound in their full glory. Sweet, floral, and slightly herbaceous, this is one of the most fascinating and delicious gins I have had the privilege to drink. Comprised of only two “botanicals” (juniper and honey), its beauty is in its simplicity. Todd Hardie (who makes this gin) is a bee keeper based in Vermont. He produces some of the finest honey you’ll find anywhere. Todd travels with his bees up and down the eastern U.S. seeking new areas to pollinate, maintaining the health of his colonies. While his honey does not display “terroir,” it does posses a complexity that stems from the biodiversity of his bees' fodder.

- OW