Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Frey Ranch Gin
This stylish Gin is made with a blend of three grains (presented in order of quantity) rye, barley, and corn. All of the grains are grown on the estate. All steps from milling, fermenting, distilling, and bottling are done on the Frey Ranch property (just like the Vodka). Two botanicals are also grown on the ranch: juniper (Gin's essential spice) and sagebrush. The homegrown botanicals are joined by coriander, angelica root, cardamon, lemon peel, and orange peel sourced from the rest of the globe. Now that's craft. It's bottled at 90 proof to best showcase the decadent spirit and bright botanicals.
The Frey family have been farming grains in Nevada for more than a century. In 2001 the Freys planted a three-acre vineyard and began making wine. Buoyed by the success of their wine project the Freys turned their thoughts toward distilling. In 2010 they obtained their commercial license and set about building a 4,700 square-foot modern distillery. The Frey Ranch is a true craft distillery taking the grain to bottle practice to a new level by growing and harvesting their own grains. Today Frey Ranch offers fantastic Vodka and Gin with a Whiskey coming soon. This is an American distillery to watch. The Freys are doing it the right way and the results are spectacular.
The vibrant juniper jumps from the glass and greets the nose followed quickly by the sagebrush that adds a unique note. Waves of exotic spices add to the fun with a bright citrus note that seems to frame all of the botanicals.
The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and chewy core with an incredibly dense and chewy array of fresh botanicals with trailing notes of coriander and citrus.
Medium to full-bodied with ideal balance and great length.
How to Serve
A classic martini seems to be the best use as the pure spirit and botanicals can all come shinning through. Of course you would never turn down a Frey Ranch Gin & tonic.
Price: $ 29.99