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  • Barrett Rothe

Citrus-Forward: A Gin Inspired by the Colorado Foothills

Turnbuckle Distilling's Foothills Gin stands out as a citrus-forward masterpiece that offers a truly rich and delightful experience. Let's take a closer look at what makes this gin so special.




The Art of Craftsmanship

Turnbuckle Distilling takes pride in our commitment to quality, and it all begins with a spirit base. Unlike many gins that use grain alcohol, Foothills Gin starts with a spirit base hand-crafted from evaporated cane juice. This choice not only sets the stage for a distinctive flavor but also reflects the distillery's dedication to using the finest ingredients available.

The Botanicals

What truly sets Foothills Gin apart is its carefully curated blend of botanicals. A blend that includes juniper, coriander, lavender, rose, lemongrass, and citrus peel, it's clear that Turnbuckle Distilling has mastered the art of botanical selection.


The result? A gin that is floral and citrus-forward, which creates a harmonious and balanced flavor profile. The juniper provides a classic gin base, while the delicate floral notes of lavender and rose add a layer of elegance. Lemongrass and citrus peel infuse bright and zesty citrus notes, making it perfect for those who appreciate a lively and refreshing twist on traditional gin.

The Old World Distillation

To capture the essence of these botanicals, Turnbuckle Distilling employs "Old World" distillation methods. These time-tested techniques allow the flavors of the gin's botanicals to shine through, ensuring a truly authentic and nuanced taste. Properly distilling gin actually requires a different still (distilling setup) than bourbons or vodkas.

The Perfect Pairing

While Foothills Gin is a delight sipped over ice, it also shines when mixed with your favorite tonic. The citrus flavors of this gin makes it a perfect companion for a classic gin and tonic, particularly when garnished with a slice of lemon. The bright citrus notes complement the tonic's effervescence, creating a refreshing and well-balanced cocktail that's perfect for any occasion.

A Gin for the Discerning Palate

Turnbuckle Distilling's Foothills Gin is not just another gin; it's a testament to the art of distillation and the careful selection of botanicals. Whether enjoyed on its own or mixed into your favorite cocktail, this citrus-forward gin offers a rich and nuanced experience that will captivate even the most discerning of palates. It's a crowd-favorite at farmer's markets and we notice that people who say they usually don't like gin try our gin and adore it.

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