Maker: Rogue, Newport, Oregon, USA
Notes: “Seasoned In Oregon Pinot Barrels” [sic]
Thanks to: Amy for the sample.
Appearance: Pale, pinkish gold.
Nose: Coniferous. Spruce, juniper, cedar, ginger, orange peel.
On the palate: Full-bodied. rainier cherries, plum, cedar, oak, ginger, juniper, spruce.
Finish: Lightly sweet then some spruce and then burn slowly fading to sweetness again
Parting words: Weird but good. I was only able to taste it in a dry martini and not in a G & T. According to my friend, it didn’t do too well in that application. At any rate, I enjoyed it. Its odd coniferousness sets it apart from the competition, and the Pinot (Noir, I’m assuming) finish takes the edge off the woodsy notes. Not a go-to, but good for a change of pace. The only criticism I would have is the rather high price, $35 at one of my local haunts. Nevertheless, Rogue Spirits Pink Spruce Gin is recommended.