Moonshining was a lucrative enterprise during Alberta’s Prohibition period. Territorial rivalries amongst “Shiners” inspired recipe variations with different flavor profiles to create demand for their own “brand”. Local Rumrunners would transport Moonshine by rail in oak casks and barrels often bribing or threatening to ensure the safe conveyance of these coveted spirits. Our Barrel Spice Distilled Gin is a tributary throwback to this era using an authentic outlaw recipe comprising vintage proprietary botanicals and spices, subdued and complemented by oak barrel-resting. Find us online for cocktail recipes.
Barrel Spice Distilled Gin
Crafted for versatility our Barrel Spice Gin is perfect for Negronis, adds a bold dimension to a simple Gin & Tonic, can be enjoyed on it's own over ice or make an excellent Old Fashioned in substitute for Bourbon. Its a smooth and full-bodied Gin that is an adaptation of an "unregulated" Moonshine recipe, which was produced locally in the early 1900s. Rich flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, espresso bean, cloves, vanilla, orange peel, ginger, star anise and sarsaparilla root are subdued and accented by charred barrel oak resting, smoothly balancing a barrel-strength 47% alcohol. Visit our recipes page for the our version of an Old Fashioned that we call the Trapper's Cabin pictured above and more cocktail ideas.