FEW American Gin is a contemporary style of gin, eschewing the traditional juniper-forward formula, though without straying far enough that it could no longer be called a gin. A base grain spirit of corn, wheat and barley is infused with 11 botanicals. Alongside more traditional ingredients, Tahitian vanilla and hops grown in the Master Distiller's own garden bring it a distinctly different profile. Lemony citrus and sweet warming vanilla are initially noticeable on the nose. Juniper balances out the flavours on the palate, with the hops bringing a little spiciness and the underlying grain spirit making itself known. A little peppery spice remains in the finish. It is well worth trying this unique gin served with ginger beer, rather than the conventional gin & tonic.