About Bootlegger New York Craft Gin
The Do Good Spirits distillery is situated in Roscoe, New York ― a town that lies within two hours of driving distance from New York City that is renowned for its fly fishing. Located in the former Roscoe Firehouse and VFW Hall, they are pursuing their dream of producing high-quality spirits while helping the local economy on the way. Their symbols are the poppy flower and Florian Cross. The first serves as a way of remembering fallen soldiers, the second the patron saint of firefighters. Formerly known as Prohibition Distillery, the current name comes from a toast that the founder and head distiller Brian Facquet's navy buddy made before his last deployment: "Do Good Spirits… Good People, Good Spirits, Good Times. To Do Good!"
The New York Craft Gin is crafted by first distilling their New York Craft Vodka, which is made entirely from corn. Once the vodka has been distilled, it's time for the maceration process with 5 simple botanicals including juniper, coriander, lemon verbena, orris root and bitter orange. "The botanicals soak for 24 hours," says Brian, and "then we redistill the gin through our 300 gallon pot still to remove color and bind the flavors together." As a result, the gin has hints of pine and juniper on the nose, that give way to bursts of floral citrus, grapefruits, orange zest and spicy coriander on the palate. "We bottle at 94 proof," adds Brian, "and like [our] Vodka, our gin is gluten-free and certified kosher."
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According to Winston Churchill, "The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives and minds than all the doctors in the Empire," referring to the British officers using it to treat malaria in India.
Initially made for medicinal purposes, gin gets most of its flavor from the juniper berries added after the distillation process. It sure has come a long way from the Middle Ages, with the introduction of new botanicals, fruits, and spices, bringing it closer to people of all flavor varieties.
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