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Tasting notes-Uncle Val’s presents a complex and subtly pleasing sensation of flavors. Raise your glass and you’ll notice crisp aromas of sage and juniper. Your first sip will bring out a bright lemon taste, which gives way to a warm, spicy, lavender finish, softened by the coolness of cucumber. Each sip bolsters the botanical flavors, along with a continuous presence of piney juniper.
Production notes: The base spirit is made from 100% corn, which is distilled 5 times at a distillery in Oregon. According to the team, the vodka needs to go through the still five times – although usually vodka reaches 190 proof after the third run through a still, but on the equipment being used here and to get maximum smoothness, they take five turns. Five seems to be the lucky number here, though, because after the final run the spirit is put through a five-times filtration process before the botanicals are added. The filtration is a source of pride for the gins: pushed through lava rock, the spirit ends up with impurities at less than 0.0005%.
Special notes- Gluten free, no artificial colors or additives