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4 Corners American Gin Evaluate and Tasting Notes

Four Nook American Gin is a brand new, terroir-driven spirit from grasp distiller Christian Krogstad, who’s finest often called one of many minds behind Aviation Gin and Westward Whiskey. He developed this newest enterprise in collaboration with fellow Westward Whiskey distiller Anna Mantheakis and the founders of Eire’s Glendalough Distillery.

True to its identify, 4 Corners is constituted of botanicals sourced from throughout the great ol’ USA, together with wild juniper from the Pacific Northwest, Maine cranberries, cherry bark from the Southeast, and yerba santa sourced from the Mojave desert. In a pleasant thematic contact, it was launched on July 4th. 

The nostril is spicy, seedy, and dry, with notes of bitter lemon, coriander, and inexperienced cardamom. It’s silky on the palate with remarkably little “juniper burn”—I don’t usually drink gin neat, however I might see that being the case with 4 Corners. 

Style-wise it’s cool up entrance and frivolously herbaceous with lemon balm and chamomile, and brings menthol and lemon rind to bear on the middle. Towards the again it introduces angelica root and a contact of bitterness, although the bitter issue stops far wanting being overwhelming.

Altogether, it’s a fairly delicate gin that also manages to impart sturdy and distinctive flavors. I notice that I’ve hardly even talked about juniper—it’s there all proper, and is in truth a constant presence all through the expertise, but it’s dialed down, in order that it’s skilled like nice however undistracting background music. 

When utilized in a Dry Martini (I measured 5 elements gin to 1 half vermouth), it makes a cool and satisfying drink. The juniper, if delicate, remains to be a presence, accompanied by the gin’s different sharp, clear botanicals, which on this iteration tackle a considerably sweeter character. 

If I might sum up 4 Corners in 4 phrases, I’d describe it as clear, dry, sharp, and candy: a remarkably versatile gin that’s unlikely to offend gin-skeptics whereas presenting a singular character that gin devotees will probably need to discover additional.


—41% ABV

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