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Russell Henry London Dry Gin

Russell Henry London Dry made using fresh, natural ingredients, and was rated the #1 gin in the world by F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal in 2013.

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In 1981, Ansley Coale picked up a hitchhiker along Highway 101 just north of San Francisco. The hitchhiker — Hubert Germain-Robin — was of French origin and came from a family that had been producing cognac since 1782. As the two drove northward in Coale's car, Hubert spoke of his family's background in distillation. "Hubert wanted to distill using craft methods handed down for centuries from master to apprentice," recalls Coale, who eventually teamed up with the hitchhiker to found Craft Distillers, which is located in northern California. After purchasing an antique still from an abandoned cognac distillery, Hubert and Coale built a redwood shed and began experimenting with different types of spirits.

Russell Henry London Dry Gin is the latest brainchild of Coale and Germain-Robin. A traditional London Dry Gin, Russell Henry is initially distilled through Coale's 130-liter, antique cognac still. The still, which was previously used at the Surrenne Distillery in France and is best known for producing brandies that were favored by Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, has an unusual shape that produces spirits that are notably soft and flavorful. Following its initial distillation, the gin is distilled a second time through a 270-liter Holstein pot still. During this second distillation, the gin is infused with a secret recipe of herbs and botanicals, including juniper, coriander and lemon zest.

Russell Henry London Dry is made using old-fashioned, hands-on distillation techniques, using the finest ingredients. Bottled at an unusual 83.2 proof that achieves the ideal balance of strength and flavor, each bottle of Russell Henry Gin is handmade by Crispin Cain's expert team at Craft Distillers.

Russell Henry London Dry Gin was rated the #1 Gin by F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal in 2013, which called it "a new landmark in American gin making."

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Sweet hints of citrus and pine. Initial bursts of orange and lemon zest lead to more subtle touches of juniper and coriander. Smooth, clean finish.

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