Made in collaboration with Hog Island Oyster Co. and using their signature Sweetwater Oysters from Tomales Bay.
Oysters and gin/juniper were made to go together. That said, it took a considerable amount of bridge-botanicals to make the marriage stick. Smashed celery root bulbs, dried French tarragon, fresh parsley and lemons, to name a few. The oyster quality inhabits the texture, minerally mid-palate, and the mid-nose but is not super prevalent until you enhance it with classic gin cocktail additives (that have a bit of sugar). Tonic, Dry Vermouth, Green Chartreuse, Luxardo, and Carpano Bianco all bring the ‘Tomales Bay’ note right up to the top. Don’t fear, it’s super versatile and delicious on its own
Like all of their spirits, it’s distilled using neutral grape spirit and is gluten free.