GSN Review: Peach Street Distillers Hoppy Plum TuB Gin

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Founded in the high plains of western Colorado, Peach Street Distillers are best known for crafting Colorado’s first Bourbon, as well as gins, vodkas, grappas and brandies one very small batch at a time since 2005. They recently teamed up with Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners (RTO+P) to debut the first in a limited edition seasonal batch of TuB Gin called “Hoppy Plum.”

“By working closely with Peach Street Distillers for several years we’ve become heavily entrenched in the process, and were able to notice a shift in what people are drinking and how they stock their at-home bars,” said Steve Red, RTO+P’s Chief Creative Officer. “We want to open up new mouths and minds to TuB Gin by releasing special, seasonal batches that will add a twist to entertaining and to the enthusiast’s tastes.”

“Collaborating with RTO+P on this re-launch has been an amazing experience because we are both so passionate about the TuB brand and overall quality of the product, adding the seasonal element to it just made sense. We’re located in one of the best regions for unique, fresh ingredients and wanted that to be a part of TuB’s next chapter,” said Moose Koons, sales manager at Peach Street Distillers.

This unusual “new world” style gin starts with their original citrus-forward spirit made with locally picked high desert juniper berries; but then is married with their Palisade Plum Eau De Vie and finally macerated with Palisade Chinook Hops. The forward flavor of Eau De Vie is of particular note, as Peach Street Distillers was the first distillery in the country to include it in their gin.

This is exciting, new territory for gin lovers, and we at the GSN offices were excited to try it when we first heard about the release.

Peach Street Distillers Tub Gin (80 proof)
Visual: Clear.
Nose: Fruity, bright plum nose with darker piney juniper counter-balanced with a slight pineapple hoppy note. Unique and engaging.
Taste: Quite smooth, but with a sharp juniper edge that quickly transforms into a round and fruity plum character. The hops lingers way in the back of the palate creating a peppery and full mouth palate of flavor.
Finish: Quite long with both the dry and fruity characters getting equal time.
Overall: Let me start by saying that of the dozens of new gins that are released by small batch craft distillers, many are honestly not ready for market. This expression more than makes up for what others lack. It is well-balanced, flavorful, expertly distilled and above all exactly what it claims to be. You will not be disappointed in this gin, and I would suggest picking up a few bottles since it is a seasonal limited edition. Very well done and a great example of the art of distillation and blending.
GSN Rating: A+

For more information go to: Peach Street Distillers

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