Junípero Gin is made by hand in the
classic "distilled dry gin" tradition, utilizing morethan a
dozen botanicals in their natural state, in a small copper pot still
at littledistillery on Potrero Hill in San Francisco. The history of
gin goes back at least to the mid-1600's in Holland, but its true
antecedents are much earlier, those first experiments in the ancient
and mysterious art of distilling in the presence of herbs and spices.
The predominant flavor and aroma of a modern gin will always come
from juniper (dried berries of the "common juniper,"
Juniperus communis). But the wonderful challenge for the distiller is
in selecting and blending from a wide variety of additional, exotic
botanicals in order to impart a uniquely satisfying, balanced
character to his gin. At Anchor Distilling they have taken delight in
the adventure of researching and experimenting with many such
botanicals. The final formula must remain a secret, but company hope
you will agree that they have achieved a distinctive, intriguing
complexity in the Junípero Gin: light and crisp and clean, combining
a deep and mysterious spiciness with subtle delicacy.