Category Archives: Barrel Aged Gin

A Little Smooth Ambler in Your Life

About time we drooled over another sip worthy gin from the east coast of West Virginia. Perhaps best known for their bourbon and rye whiskey, I was first introduced to these two gin gems while working at The Gin Joint in Washington, DC.

Smooth Ambler Barrel aged gin oozes sipabilty with caramelized notes and light candied lemon. The distillery allowed us a case at The Gin Room that we continue to covet.

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Roasted Barley Gin Old Fashioned

Smooth Ambler Greenbrier gin I slept on for too long. This gin has a rich creamy texture, with spicy notes of lemon pepper. Ideal for Martini’s and in my favorite #Gibson. Wow.  Both gins are distilled from corn, wheat and malted barley. Both drool worthy.

Pictured: Roasted Barley Gin Old Fashioned

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Uncle Val’s Gin – Month of Gin

Sometime you slip into a spirit and you know its going to fit like a glove. A menagerie of layers that excite your palate with every sip. Meet the 3 Badge Mixology Uncle Val’s Gin Portfolio; Botanical, Restorative and Peppered gin. All three gins showcase a spectrum of Contemporary style gin, masterfully distilled.

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Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin 

Layered with citrus, lavender, sage and pine notes and cucumber this gin is anything but ordinary. I call this gin a cocktail in a bottle. Pour this gin over ice and a bouquet of flavors await you, or try it in a Val’s Porch from The Gin Room combined with lavender bitters, lemon and simple sugar syrup.

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Uncle Val’s Restorative Gin 

Citrus and crisp pepper on the nose, this gin has juniper, coriander, cucumbers and rose petals but in a very different format than the botanical gin. More mellow and extensively mixable this gin combines savory and a light soft sweetness to create a balanced spirit.

Uncle Val’s Peppered Gin

No. It’s not what you think. It’s much much better. Vegetable red bell pepper notes, bold almost agave like character with a smooth hint of smokiness. I’ve been blown away by the creativity this gin sparks in my fellow bartenders. I got to make a fantastic carrot based Bloody Mary {Red Snapper} with it at Tales of the Cocktail this year, with a hint of spice and sweetness that made it addictive.

BARREL AGED UNCLE VAL’S BOTANICAL!

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Soooo, those of you who know me, know of my obsession with barrel aged gin. I’m hooked.  A few years ago I took to my own experimenting and picked out gins with distinctive flavor profiles to be manipulated by the process of barrel aging. Barrel Aged Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin is one of the masterpieces.  Aged for 7 weeks in single use un-charred oak barrels, the bold citrus of the gin mellowed out a bit and created a more pronounced spark to each and every botanical in the gin. Bold yet mellow, this gin is to be sipped and savored straight or over a rock with a twist.

3 Badge Mixology

Now let me tell you about this company, 3 Badge Mixology. Yes I did swoon over Uncle Val’s Botanical but it was the people behind this company that made me fall in love. Imagine a company that seeks out the best distillers, the best ingredients and the best product and packaged it all into a portfolio you are proud to promote. I met the distiller of this wonderful spirit, a women of great many talent I came to learn {She is a pilot and chemist and engineer oh my!….} and picked her brain on every element of it. This spirit was no accident, well thought out and deliberately fantastic.

Tales of the Cocktail

This year I made my maiden voyage into the extraordinary insanity that is Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans. I wandered there by way of 3 Badge Spirits and this exceptional team of human beings {Bartenders of course!}. We rocked out a daunting number of cocktails, serving over 1,800 guests and having the time of our lives. Each one of them was brought together for the passion and overall love for the hospitality world. They say 3 badge beverage corporation is built upon a philosophy of commitment and craftsmanship. In my experience so far I would be apt to believe them.

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Koval Gins – Month of Gin

Koval was one of the first distilleries to launch in Chicago producing organic whiskey from grain-to-bottle in traditional and non traditional single grain single barrel expressions. Their still is a beast and a beauty with copper column that will impress by sheer size and presence let alone the spirits they produce.

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Koval Gin 

But we are here to talk about the gin.

Grain to bottle as their whiskey’s, this beautifully herbal and floral gin commands a presence. Most interesting, I found this gin is distilled from rye, spicy, creamy boastful rye. This gin has a meaty mouth-feel, bold with herbaceous and floral notes at the nose. Rose hip, savory herbs, juniper, angelica and enveloped with a bit of citrus this gin will make you want to taste it, over and over.

The distinctive label on their gin has also garnered a lot of attention. The bottle features an intricate, laser-cut design created for Koval by Sonat’s sister and her firm Dando Projects and has won numerous design awards.

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Koval Barrel Aged Gin 

Open up this bottle of graciously aged gin and you will open up a gem. Bold layers of savory, citrus and pine this barreled expression of Koval gin will open your palate to the wonderful complexities that can come from a bold, grain forward gin. This rye based gin is aged for upwards of six month is used Koval Bourbon Barrels, likely adding the slightly sweet vanilla notes on the finish.

Whiskey lovers pick up this gin and try it in an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan, or better yet try it over a rock with a lemon twist and you will not be disappointed.

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I got the pleasure to meet the woman distiller behind this rock star gin. Sonat Hart and her husband Richard Birnecker uprooted their lives from their professorial careers in Washington, DC to move back to their home town of Chicago to launch this award winning distillery. The Birneckers have carved out a unique niche showing off the attributes of each individual grain in it’s element at 100% rather than in blends, giving you a glimpse into its distinct flavor profile that you cannot not getting from a blended mash bill.

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St. Louis Gin Week Venues

Gin Room Gin Week (2)

OVER 50 St. Louis Bars and Restaurants Participating

St. Louis Gin Week 2016 

May 16th – May 21st 

Participating Restaurants and Bars Include: 

Eclipse Restaurant

“American Don”

Knickerbocker Gin

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New Holland Spirits Happy Hour Gin Tasting & Cocktail Event Friday May 20th at Eclipse

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Juniper

“Barrel Aged Bee’s Knees”

Brokers Gin

Juniper Bee's Knees Brokers Big O Kevin Ardnt

HERBIE’S Vintage 72

“The Gin Mill”

Pinckney Bend Cask Aged Gin
The Gin Mill Herbies Pinckney Bend Cask Aged Amanda Wilgus
Fox & Hounds Tavern

“The Salty Hound”

Darnley’s View Gin
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Retreat Gastropub

“Breakbeat Swizzle”

Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin
Retreat Breakbeat Swizzle Uncle Vals Botanical Tim Wiggins
The Scottish Arms Restaurant & Bar
J Rieger Co Happy Hour Gin Tasting & Cocktail Event Wednesday May 18th

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Hiro Asian Kitchen
“Hironi”

Nolet’s Silver Gin

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Demun Oyster Bar

“Sip and Slurp”

Leopold’s Naval Strength Gin
Demun Oyster Bar Sip and Slurp Leopold's Navy Strength Tom Halaska
The Purple Martin

“Cooperstown Cocktail”

Brokers Gin
The Purple Martin Cooperstown Cocktail Brokers Gin
Atomic Cowboy

“Melon Ballin”

Tanqueray
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Reeds American Table

“The Naysayer”

Small’s Gin

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Mango

“Cat’s Paw”

Hayman’s Old Tom

Mando Gin Week Cocktail

Sasha’s Wine Bar

“You Look Raddishing”

S.D. Strong Gin
Sasha's Wine Bar You Look Raddishing SD Strong Katherine Eckert Kevin Bilhorn
Olio

“Nduju’s Letter”

Letherbee Gin

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Mission Taco Joint

“Singapore Sling” –

J Reiger Gin
Mission Taco J Reiger Singapore Sling Kyle Harlan
Blood & Sand

“Avant Gardener”

Leopold’s Navy Strength Gin
Blood and Sand Avant Gardener Leopold's Navy Strength Matt Osmoe
Frazer’s Restaurant and Lounge

“Vanity”

Plymouth Naval Strength Gin
Frazers Vanity Plymouth Naval Strength Terry
Brennan’s

“Gin Elixir”

Hendrick’s Gin
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Público

“Words are Meaningless”

J Rieger Co Gin
Publico Words are Meaningless Nick Digiovanni J Reiger Gin
The Preston

“Melon Stand”

J Reiger Gin
The Preston Melon Stand J Reiger Gin Joshua Johnson

J Rieger Co Cocktails and Gin Event Thursday May 19th at The PrestonThe Preston Reiger Event

Planter’s House

“Mighty Aviation” – “Ode to Sunshine” – “The Search for Cherry Red”

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North Shore Distillery Happy Hour Gin Tasting & Cocktail Event Wednesday May 18th 

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Square One Brewery & Distillery

Bar Les Frerer

“Aviation”

Citadelle Gin

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Byrd and Barrel 

“House Made Bloody Mary Rimmed with Red Hot Ripplet’s Topped with a Fried Chicken Slider”

Uncle Val’s Peppered Gin

Byrd and Barrel House Made Uncle Val's Peppered Bloody Mary Steve Bolsch
Tamm Avenue Grill

“Patio Pleasure”

Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin
Tamm Ave Patio Pleasure Uncle Val's Botanical Steve Bolsch
The Fortune Teller Bar

“Mountain Blessing”

Pinckney Bend Gin

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CBGB 

“Gin Bucket”

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Tick Tock Tavern 

“London Beermosa”

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Central Table 

“Singapore Sling”

Nolet’s Silver Gin

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The Fountain on Locust

“Orange GingerTini”

Bombay Sapphire Gin

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Four Seasons – Cielo Restaurant

“Cielo Lavender Mule”

Brokers Gin

Randolfi’s
“Pine and Pepper”

St. George Terroir Gin

Randolphi's Pine and Pepper St. George Terroir

Baileys’ Chocolate Bar

“Touch of Grey”

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Rooster South Grand

“Corpse Reviver #2”

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Small Batch

“Snap and Tickle”

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Robust® Wine Bar

“Flight of the Navigator”

Knickerbocker Gin

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Boundary at the Cheshire

“Death in the Evening”

Ransom Old Tom Gin

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Fleur de Lilies Creole Fusion Restaurant
S. D. Strong Distilling Happy Hour & Cigar Event Sunday May 15th

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The Dark Room

“Everything Nice”

Hendricks Gin
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Mangia Italiano

“Barrel Aged Martinez”

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Element STL

“The Peabody”

Hendricks Gin

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The Royale

5 Star Burgers – St. Louis

“21st Century”

Pinckney Bend Gin

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ClevelandHeath

“Ginerally Speaking”

Rusty Blade Gin

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Gin Room Gin Week (2)

2nd Annual Gin Festival Saturday May 21st Event Details A

Get Your Gin Festival Tickets Here

Saint Louis, MO (May 16th – May 21st)  Saint Louis’s booze scene is about to become immersed in the wide and mystical world of gin at the 2nd Annual Gin Week Gin Festival. Over 30 bars and restaurants will be participating throughout the week, showcasing creative interpretations of gin cocktails from the best bartenders in the city.

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Gin Week culminates with one of the largest celebrations of gin in the United States Gin Week Gin Festival Saturday May 21st at The Gin Room 3200 S. Grand Blvd. The 2nd Annual Gin Festival boasts representation of over 70 gins available for tasting along with distillers present from around the United States,the masterminds behind our favorite gins, to learn from the source how and why they do what they do to make their craft spirits outstanding.

Get Your Gin Festival Tickets Here

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Directly participating distilleries include New Holland Spirits, Journeyman Distillery, St. George Spirits,  Nolet’s Distillery, Bluecoat Philadelphia Distilling, Corsair Distillery, Hendricks, North Shore Distillery, Anchor Distilling, Distillery 209, The Botanist, and Missouri’s own Pinckney Bend Distillery, J Reiger Co, S.D. Strong Distilling and Spirits of Saint Louis.

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Gin Week Gin Festival was created as a platform for education and expansion of understanding of the spectrum of gin from the distillation process to cocktail creation. The 2nd Annual Gin Festival is complete with a lineup of  gin-centric educational seminars and workshops handpicked and taught by industry experts. Learn the secrets behind barrel aging gin, the magic of caraway driven Aquavit, the mystics of tonic making and the precision of making the perfect Negroni.

Get Your Gin Festival Tickets Here

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Enter the World of Gin One Delicious Sip at a Time

Get Your Gin Festival Tickets Here

Ticket Prices Increase May 2nd

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2nd Annual Gin Week Gin Festival 2016 Preview Guide

Gin Room Gin Week (2)

Monday May 16th – Saturday May 21st 2016

Get Your Gin Festival Tickets Here

Saint Louis, MO (May 16th – May 21st)  Saint Louis’s booze scene is about to become immersed in the wide and mystical world of gin at the 2nd Annual Gin Week Gin Festival. Over 30 bars and restaurants will be participating throughout the week, showcasing creative interpretations of gin cocktails from the best bartenders in the city.

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Gin Week culminates with one of the largest celebrations of gin in the United States Gin Week Gin Festival Saturday May 21st at The Gin Room 3200 S. Grand Blvd. The 2nd Annual Gin Festival boasts representation of over 70 gins available for tasting along with distillers present from around the United States,the masterminds behind our favorite gins, to learn from the source how and why they do what they do to make their craft spirits outstanding.

Get Your Gin Festival Tickets Here

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Directly participating distilleries include New Holland Spirits, Journeyman Distillery, St. George Spirits,  Nolet’s Distillery, Bluecoat Philadelphia Distilling, Corsair Distillery, Hendricks, North Shore Distillery, Anchor Distilling, Distillery 209, The Botanist, and Missouri’s own Pinckney Bend Distillery, J Reiger Co, S.D. Strong Distilling and Spirits of Saint Louis.

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Gin Week Gin Festival was created as a platform for education and expansion of understanding of the spectrum of gin from the distillation process to cocktail creation. The 2nd Annual Gin Festival is complete with a lineup of  gin-centric educational seminars and workshops handpicked and taught by industry experts. Learn the secrets behind barrel aging gin, the magic of caraway driven Aquavit, the mystics of tonic making and the precision of making the perfect Negroni.

Get Your Gin Festival Tickets Here

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Enter the World of Gin One Delicious Sip at a Time

Get Your Gin Festival Tickets Here

Ticket Prices Increase May 2nd

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Tickets are on sale for $85 GinFest2016.eventbrite.com

Purchase early as ticket prices will increase day of event

St. Louis Gin Week & Gin Festival 

Schedule of Events: Link To Elaboration on all Gin Week Events and Details 

The Gin Room Mon 16th 6pm – The Botanist Presents Gin Week Kick Off Party and Industry Happy Hour
The Gin Room Tues 17th 6pm  – Campari Presents An Italian Aperitif Seminar
The Gin Room Tues 17 7-9pm – Mr Ben Bauer & Mr Justin Sampson TakeOver
Planters House Wed  18th 6pm –  North Shore Distillery Cocktail Celebration 

Scottish Arms Weds 18th 6pm – J Reiger Gin Week Event
The Gin Room Thurs 19th 6pm –  New Holland Spirits Gin Seminar 

The Preston Thurs 19th 6pm – J Reiger Gin Event 

The Libertine Thurs 19th 6pm – Corsair Distillery Meet & Greet Portfolio Tasting Event 

Bar Les Freres Thurs 19th 5-7 pm – Bluecoat Gin Distiller Meet & Greet Portfolio Tasting Event 

Fox and Hound Fri 20th – Bluecoat Gin Distiller Meet & Greet Portfolio Tasting Event
The Gin Room Fri 20th 6pm – 4 Hands Gin Barrel Aged Hugo Saison Release
The Gin Room Sat 21 Noon – 4pm GIN FESTIVAL
The Gin Room Sat 21 8 – Midnight “Tini After Party” Starring Matt Seiter 

Don’t Miss The Gin Festival After Party With Matt Seiter

Gin Week Seminars

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Blue Haven Event Details Sat May 14th

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Gin Week Kick Off Party Presented by The Botanist Details Mon May 16th

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Campari Presents An Italian Aperitif Seminar Tues May 17 Limited Seating RSVP

New Holland Gin in the making

4 Hands Gin Barrel Beer Launch

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A Tini After Party – Gin Festival After Party Starring Mr. Matt Seiter

The Gin Room

3200 S. Grand Blvd Saint Louis MO 63118

Questions and More Information Contact TheGinGirl at Gmail.com

Gin Room Gin Week (2)

OVER 50 St. Louis Bars and Restaurants Participating

St. Louis Gin Week 2016 

May 16th – May 21st 

Participating Restaurants and Bars Include: 

Eclipse Restaurant

“American Don”

Knickerbocker Gin

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New Holland Spirits Happy Hour Gin Tasting & Cocktail Event Friday May 20th at Eclipse

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Juniper

“Barrel Aged Bee’s Knees”

Brokers Gin

Juniper Bee's Knees Brokers Big O Kevin Ardnt

HERBIE’S Vintage 72

“The Gin Mill”

Pinckney Bend Cask Aged Gin
The Gin Mill Herbies Pinckney Bend Cask Aged Amanda Wilgus
Fox & Hounds Tavern

“The Salty Hound”

Darnley’s View Gin
The Fox and Hound The Salty Hound Darnely's View

Retreat Gastropub

“Breakbeat Swizzle”

Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin
Retreat Breakbeat Swizzle Uncle Vals Botanical Tim Wiggins
The Scottish Arms Restaurant & Bar
J Reiger Co Happy Hour Gin Tasting & Cocktail Event Wednesday May 18th

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Hiro Asian Kitchen
“Hironi”

Nolet’s Silver Gin

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Demun Oyster Bar

“Sip and Slurp”

Leopold’s Naval Strength Gin
Demun Oyster Bar Sip and Slurp Leopold's Navy Strength Tom Halaska
The Purple Martin

“Cooperstown Cocktail”

Brokers Gin
The Purple Martin Cooperstown Cocktail Brokers Gin
Atomic Cowboy

“Melon Ballin”

Tanqueray
Atomic Cowboy Melon Ballin Tanqueray
Reeds American Table

“The Naysayer”

Small’s Gin

Reed's American Table The Naysayer Smalls Gin Richard Vagnino

Mango

“Cat’s Paw”

Hayman’s Old Tom

Mando Gin Week Cocktail

Sasha’s Wine Bar

“You Look Raddishing”

S.D. Strong Gin
Sasha's Wine Bar You Look Raddishing SD Strong Katherine Eckert Kevin Bilhorn
Olio

“Nduju’s Letter”

Letherbee Gin

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Mission Taco Joint

“Singapore Sling” –

J Reiger Gin
Mission Taco J Reiger Singapore Sling Kyle Harlan
Blood & Sand

“Avant Gardener”

Leopold’s Navy Strength Gin
Blood and Sand Avant Gardener Leopold's Navy Strength Matt Osmoe
Frazer’s Restaurant and Lounge

“Vanity”

Plymouth Naval Strength Gin
Frazers Vanity Plymouth Naval Strength Terry
Brennan’s

“Gin Elixir”

Hendrick’s Gin
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Público

“Words are Meaningless”

J Reiger Co Gin
Publico Words are Meaningless Nick Digiovanni J Reiger Gin
The Preston

“Melon Stand”

J Reiger Gin
The Preston Melon Stand J Reiger Gin Joshua Johnson

J Reiger Co Cocktails and Gin Event Thursday May 19th at The PrestonThe Preston Reiger Event

Planter’s House

“Mighty Aviation” – “Ode to Sunshine” – “The Search for Cherry Red”

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North Shore Distillery Happy Hour Gin Tasting & Cocktail Event Wednesday May 18th 

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Square One Brewery & Distillery

Byrd and Barrel 

“House Made Bloody Mary Rimmed with Red Hot Ripplet’s Topped with a Fried Chicken Slider”

Uncle Val’s Peppered Gin

Byrd and Barrel House Made Uncle Val's Peppered Bloody Mary Steve Bolsch
Tamm Avenue Grill

“Patio Pleasure”

Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin
Tamm Ave Patio Pleasure Uncle Val's Botanical Steve Bolsch
The Fortune Teller Bar

“Mountain Blessing”

Pinckney Bend Gin

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Tick Tock Tavern 

“London Beermosa”

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Central Table 

“Singapore Sling”

Nolet’s Silver Gin

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The Fountain on Locust

“Orange GingerTini”

Bombay Sapphire Gin

The Fountain on Locust Orange Gingertini Bombay Sapphire

Four Seasons – Cielo Restaurant

“Cielo Lavender Mule”

Brokers Gin

Randolfi’s
“Pine and Pepper”

St. George Terroir Gin

Randolphi's Pine and Pepper St. George Terroir

Baileys’ Chocolate Bar

“Touch of Grey”

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Rooster South Grand

“Corpse Reviver #2”

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Small Batch

“Snap and Tickle”

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Robust® Wine Bar

“Flight of the Navigator”

Knickerbocker Gin

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Boundary at the Cheshire

“Death in the Evening”

Ransom Old Tom Gin

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Fleur de Lilies Creole Fusion Restaurant
S. D. Strong Distilling Happy Hour & Cigar Event Sunday May 15th

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The Dark Room

“Everything Nice”

Hendricks Gin
The Dark Room Everything Nice Hendricks
Mangia Italiano

“Barrel Aged Martinez”

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Element STL

“The Peabody”

Hendricks Gin

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The Royale

5 Star Burgers – St. Louis

“21st Century”

Pinckney Bend Gin

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ClevelandHeath

“Ginerally Speaking”

Rusty Blade Gin

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New Holland Barrel Aged Kickerbocker Lauch at The Gin Room

I say that I’ve always been a Gin girl, but perhaps that isn’t fully true. Never really was a big drinker, but I always had my default drink. A chilled extra dirty martini with olives please! Little did I know that my favorite beverage could get better, until I met my match; a dirty GIN martini!!!! Although I got over the strange look that bartender gave me when I interrogated him about what he did different to make the most delicious martini I had ever had. (Thus far at least) He looked down at me with a puzzled look and said, “Vermouth, olive juice and Gin” My world had been thoroughly rocked. I was officially a Gin Girl.

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But it wasn’t until I met the beautiful blue Knickerbocker bottle that I realized that my love of Gin went much further. Overall less dry than most London Dry Gins, Knickerbocker has a well balanced array of botanicals that satisfy your cravings and keep you wanting more. Citrus without overwhelming, bright juniper and light floral nose all come together in what I find to be quite a knock out product from Michigan’s New Holland Brewing. This Gin, Knickerbocker, was and always will be my “Gateway Gin!” My love of Gin and the expansion into The Gin Room can all be linked back to one little bottle of Knickerbocker….

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New Holland Brewing Barrel Aged Knickerbocker Gin Launch Party

Tuesday August 5th 6:30 to 8:30

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Barreled Rebellion : Barrel Aged Knickerbocker with Clock Work Orange!

Clockwork Orange Barrel Aged Knickerbocker

The Stash

New Holland Booze

 Distillers Take Over Events! Only @ The Gin Room!

The New Holland Guys

The New Holland Guys Clay and Rich with The Gin Girl at the Barrel Aged Knickerbocker launch at The Gin Room