As part of my cocktail journey I am still seeking out well designed and interesting distillers and brewers to help broaden my spirit knowledge. For my birthday I was lucky to receive a bottle of Breuckelen Distilling’s Glorious Gin. As you might expect Breuckelen Distilling are located in Brooklyn, New York. They mill, mash, ferment, distill, mature, fill, and label each and every bottle of spirits they produce, placing a real emphasis on being made by hand.
I’m yet to open my bottle but the site claims the Glorious Gin is distilled with juniper, lemon, rosemary, ginger, and grapefruit. It sounds like quite a flavorful combination and I’m really looking to opening it and pairing it with some nice tonic water and a slice of grapefruit to just appreciate the flavors.
The label is beautiful and elegant, utilising black and white to really standout on the clear bottle. On the shelf it has a striking presence and the flowing typography of the label really catches the eye. It is a simple, clean bottle which is just the sort of thing I like. It also gets bonus points for including a random dog on the back of the bottle. Seriously, puppies win every time.
If the Glorious Gin tastes half as good as it looks then I’ll be in for a real treat.
UPDATE: The guys at Breuckelen Distilling got back to me on Twitter to inform me that the puppy on the bottle is not Random, but Charlie the very happy Breuckelen Distilling booze hound.
— BreuckelenDistilling (@BrkDistilling) April 13, 2014