Perhaps the best thing to come out of Philadelphia since the Declaration of Independence, Bluecoat Gin was launched in 2006 by Philadelphia Distilling’s Andrew Auwerda and partners, including his nephew, Robert Cassell, a master distiller and brewer. Philadelphia Distilling is the first craft distillery in the state of Pennsylvania since Prohibition, and it also makes Penn 1681 vodka, Vieux Carré absinthe and XXX Shine white whiskey. Bluecoat—so-named for America’s revolution-era military uniform—is copper pot-distilled in small batches from organic juniper berries, a proprietary blend of organic American citrus peels and other organic botanicals. It is highly mixable, with a distinctive flavor that defines American dry gin, a category that is itself revolutionary. $27 at Total Wine & More, BluecoatGin.com.
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