An ultra-clean, 6-times distilled, gluten-free corn base spirit provides the perfect blank canvas to allow this gin’s wonderful Californian botanicals to truly shine.
Carefully selected botanicals are sourced from sustainable farms, or wild foraged. First, the sun-dried botanicals are weighed, inspected and poured directly into the pot still. Then the fresh hand-zested citrus and fir-tree needles are placed into a vapor extraction bag. This wonderfully fragrant giant tea bag is carefully tied inside a copper pot still helmet, directly above the base spirit.
The most important and final step is the botanical distillation. During distillation, the alcohol vapors rise up to the extraction basket and delicately heat the fresh citrus & fir, releasing all their wonderful flavors. These rich vapors continue across the line-arm and are cooled and condensed. The Gray Whale Gin then rests for 48 hours until we bottle.